Vintage, carved wooden songbird; standing on large, antique croquet ball; embellished with other vintage materials; stands 11H x 4.5w x 9 deep
Jim Mullan is a self-taught artist who grew up in Southern California with an enthusiasm for nature and history. His fascination with birds and antique found objects inspired this collection. The large ravens were originally used for hunting decoys in the 30’s & 40’s and the smaller songbirds were carved in the 1950’s. Each bird is hand painted and then embellished with vintage materials. The unusual relics such as croquet balls, binoculars & old toys give each inspiring bird their own personality. These sculptures give life to the once forgotten pieces of yesterday.