Artist: Samuel Mortimer

My sculpture’s name is Birb because he is an unusual and different type of bird. He is made from scrap metal and wood from our family farm. The scrap metal bits I have used in the making of Birb include a metal chainsaw guard, rebar, horseshoe, points, header knife, metal scrap and wood. My inspiration for making Birb comes from a family holiday to Tasmania which we recently went on. We visited a wildlife sanctuary. There were many different types of wonderful and interesting birds there and when thinking of an idea to make for this competition they inspired me to create Birb.

Region: Parkes