Simple yet remarkably elegant, this Handcrafted Cardinal on Dogwood Branch Wall Sculpture is an original Bovano design, hand-enameled in their Cheshire, Connecticut studio. Full of lifelike details, a bright red male cardinal perches on a blooming dogwood branch. A charming piece of indoor wall art, this accent is sure to catch any bird lover or birdwatcher's eye. Hang it in a kitchen, living room, bathroom, library—anywhere you want to celebrate the red bird's vibrant beauty.
When making this cardinal on dogwood branch wall art, Bovano artists start with a single sheet of copper. From this sheet, the shape is cut. The cardinal design is then forged and shaped to add dimension. A frame is made, which is used to support and arrange the sculpture. In an extremely delicate process, the highly-skilled enamelers powdercoat each sculpture with powdered glass, adding layer upon layer of beautiful color. The placement of the individual grains of powdered glass adds to the uniqueness of each piece they create. Once the sculpture has been dusted with the powdered glass, it's carefully transferred to the kiln which heats the sculpture to an overwhelming 1600 degrees, fusing the glass to the copper and enhancing the brilliancy of the colors. Several firings may be necessary to complete each piece. Finally, the sculpture is affixed to the frame completing this one-of-a-kind wall décor.
• Cardinal with Dogwood Branch Wall Art
• Original design by Bovano of Cheshire
• Copper and powdered glass
• Hand-enameled and kiln-fired
• Heirloom gift for any bird lover
5"W x 7"H