Garden Sculpture/ Chime from recycled parts mostly

Hillsborough, NC(Zone 7b)

Posted this in garden art but thought you might like to see it here.
I think taller than 12 feet but it is a guess. Hardened wood that has been carved and stained
Hand cut metal but I forget how cut - I do remember a wood template was used.
The square bottom is metal but the gauge allows for some bounce / flexibility to allow movement and not make so rigid in wind - although the fellow who designed it for me also made stakes.
The knockers (I have tried to give good photos) designed to keep it humming in slight breeze - a musical hum and then more traditional chime in strong breeze.. Like those metal tubes would give with regard to sound quality in a stronger wind.
The nails at the very top and the hook to hang the disk were hand forged. The welds at the bottom thickly beaded - rough not a clean weld. Have some goop to keep its finish but can let it rust also.
If you look close you will see a musical note and also a heart with initials in the wood (it was a present for my husband) (he still hasn't seen the heart) I hope you all like it. ;9) and it gives you ideas.

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Hillsborough, NC(Zone 7b)

And the rest

It isn't where it will be installed. It is destined for shady part of garden and I hope to find more glass mulch for the plot - the landfill isn't producing like it has done ;0(. If not will use very small river flats outside of screened porch where we can hear its low Siren's song!

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Southern California, CA


Salem Cnty, NJ(Zone 7b)


Hillsborough, NC(Zone 7b)

Thanks ;0) I needed vertical interest and this sure did it. I hope long after we are gone the kids will see the heart and think of us.

Newark, DE

Love it! As for men....he may never see the heart. What's that old saying?....

"You can lead a man to knowledge, but you can't make him think"

Hillsborough, NC(Zone 7b)

Ha! If he doesn"t see it - I will REPLACE him with another "J" That is a little more attuned ....- how hard can it be...John, Joseoh, Jerry, Jack, Jason, Justin, Jeremy, Jeffrey.......there are tons.......

But I will still allow him to pay for it- as punishment!

Mesilla Park, NM

Oh my lord, that is just gorgeous and the size of that thing is neat.

Hillsborough, NC(Zone 7b)

The fellow that made it will be pleased.

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