The bamboo sculpture in my front yard

 "Bamboo in Flight in My Yard"- by Wes Super

"Bamboo in Flight in My Yard"- by Wes Super

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 ;)

 

Bamboo sculptures, both enormous and minute can be found all over the world.   

Here is a great run down of some of the sculptures made from bamboo all over the world.  https://insteading.com/blog/bamboo-sculpture/

 The Starn brothers working on one of their Big Bambu installations

The Starn brothers working on one of their Big Bambu installations

 Example of bamboo fine art sculpture by Charissa Brock

Example of bamboo fine art sculpture by Charissa Brock

 Bamboo Sculpture at Burning Man

Bamboo Sculpture at Burning Man

 Bamboo Fibonacci tunnel playground element

Bamboo Fibonacci tunnel playground element