Steampunk birdhouse

Here is the fifth in a series of industrial birdhouses I have been making. This one is a collection of many pieces of found objects and other castoff items. Old motor mounts offer a sturdy place for this house to stand. Wrenches, sockets, casters and washers finish off the face. On the back, a handy door offers access to the interior. This birdhouse will be auctioned at the upcoming Art for Arthritis gala at Studio Dan Meiners in Kansas City. The date for that event is Sept. 23, 2010. However, tomorrow night (Sept. 16) will be a preview party at One Park Place, also in Kansas City. This is an incredible building to showcase the artworks made by children with arthritis. This summer, I worked on a sculpture with a young child suffering from this disease. Her cool metal sculpture will be on display tomorrow and up for auction at next week's event. Everyone is invited to attend. Hope to see you there. For more information, go here.