The bamboo sculpture in my front yard
Grass. That's all it is really, and yet it can be sculpted and formed and made into something beautiful! I recently saw pictures of a bamboo sculpture entryway that evoked the feeling of flight, and it inspired me to create this sculpture in my front yard with bamboo poles and zip ties.
The support poles are about 12 inches into the ground and the whole sculpture is quite solid, yet as is the nature of bamboo, simultaneously flexible. The front nose of the sculpture is about 6 feet high, and the tip of the tail is around 25 feet in the air. It took me about 6 hours to complete.
Bamboo Sculpture can be BIG- big enough to let visitors walk up inside them! Bamboo is used in all sorts of architectural projects and for those creative types can be an incredible medium to build big. Yet is equally wonderful in small artistic pieces of sculpture.
Well, as you can see, I don't have the patience or finesse for fine art- but give me a bunch of grass and some zip ties, and I can whip up.... well, something I'm sure my neighbors are curious about!
Be sure to check out more bamboo sculptures from around the world, I helped you get started below ;)