Discover bird sculpture for sale. Birds in all their shapes, colours and sounds, along with their ability to fly make them subjects which most bird sculptors will never grow tired of. You can buy bird sculpture right here at Rise Art, or for more inspiration you can explore our Bird Paintings, Bird Photography and Bird Prints.
If you’ve had a look through our collection of bird sculptures, you’ll have noticed we have sculptures ranging in materials from steel, wood and ceramics, in styles ranging from abstract to realistic. If you know what you’re after, use our search function to narrow down your search to exact type and style of sculpture you’re after.
Not sure where to start? Willie Nash is one of our most thought provoking sculptors. Born and raised in New York, Willie first pursued a career in fashion photography, and then moved to London in 2007 to concentrate on his art. His contribution to bird sculpture is the striking Finding the Omnipotent, a taxidermy bird with a handful of nails tied to its head. Operating in the realm of dadaism, his bird sculpture, like many of his other works plays with ideas that result in long discussions.
Another bird sculpture from our collection that we can’t take our eyes off of is Jean-Luc Lacroix’s Volaire Compared to Jatayu it may be small in size but its style does not allow it to be passed by unnoticed. Inspired by cogs and music, Jean-Luc tells us he moved towards abstraction in his sculpture to free himself from “the useless.” Jean-Luc studied Fine Arts in Paris, and continues to live near the french capital.
Bird sculpture, originated in ancient Greece and took inspiration from Egyptian and Eastern monumental art. Over time it evolved into a unique Greek version of the art form, which has kept changing and evolving as bird sculptors find new ways of capturing birds in all their rich tapestries.
Throughout history sculptors have been experimenting with different types of materials. The oldest greek sculptures date back to the 7th century BCE and were made of limestone. Since then historians and archaeologists have discovered sculptures made of clay, ivory, bronze, stone and marble, to name a few.
The world’s largest bird sculpture can be seen in Jatayu nature park in India. It took artists ten years to compete and measures in at 200 feet long, 150 feet wide and 70 feet tall. A homage to women’s safety and honour, the bird is a symbolic figure in the Hindu epic Ramayana. It’s also said that the sculpture symbolises “a bygone era when humans, animals and other living forms cared for each other and fellow beings lived peacefully on this earth.”
Today, sculpture is an art form that shows no signs of slowing down. The practice has spread to all the corners of the world and we consider ourselves very lucky to be able to showcase some of the most talented bird sculptors practicing today.
Find out more in our Guide To Sculpture.