Metalbird is the brainchild of Phil Walters, an industrial designer and lover of street art and New Zealand’s native flora and fauna.
His handcrafted artworks bring together his passions: the tough, 3mm Corten® steel and stencil design, a nod to his urban art roots. The birds are inspired by the mysterious, satirical street artist Banksy – the stencils look as if street art has turned 3D.
Metalbird started as a guerrilla street art project. All over New Zealand’s North Island, more than 40 life-sized, Metalbird stencils appeared. In parks, in fences and on power poles – anywhere you’d least expect. And people loved them.
Hammered into trees, fences or posts, the birds will rust, their natural patina blending into the landscape.
Choose the Metalbird to fit your environment, or give one as a gift - they make perfect presents, especially for distant loved ones - simply send them through regular post in their own beautiful flat gift boxes.
Our range updates regularly - keep an eye out for new birds!
Each bird and spike fits neatly into an A4 sized flat cardboard box.
This product is handmade in New Zealand