Wading Bird - Stainless Steel

Billy Connolly
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A polished stainless steel sculpture with black granite base by Billy Connolly.

Created from his sell-out drawing of the same name, this stainless steel sculpture by Billy Connolly originates from the artist's inaugural Born On A Rainy Day collection that has since spawned into eight incredible releases including Born On A Rainy Day 2022.

"Some of the drawings just tell you that they would be good as sculptures. They jump from the paper into the three-dimensional. It's dead obvious once you've done it."

Billy described this piece as; "This is a Glasgow chicken. It's a wee clever cheeky birdie. He's looking for a victim - he balances up here on these legs and descends at enormous speed with his wee beak. I love the dimension of his head compared to the rest. His bum is rather exotic. He's a bushy-bum cheeky birdie, and there's not many of them around.".

Formed first in clay to capture the detailed lines of his signature style, the sculpture is then cast in stainless steel which relates to Billy's time as a welder in the shipyards of Glasgow before his rise to fame. Contrast is created between detailed and patterned areas through intricate texture and polishing.

Shop Billy's full range of artworks here.

Sculpture size: 8.0in x 16.5in x 10.0in 20.3cm x 41.9cm x 25.4cm
Edition size: 195
Medium: Sculpture
Subjects: Abstract, Figurative, Humour

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