Metal Peacock Made Of Spoons And Other Metal Things Found At Home
Peacocks aren’t terribly metal, but this university student made one worthy of a rock album cover. What’s more, she used only found metal and spent just $50. Going by “liddlenomnom” on reddit, this gal from Northern Michigan University, made the metal peacock as her final project, spending over 120 hours in total. Spoons, 1300 feet of wire, a portable vegetable steamer, and a gravy boat were all consumed in the process. The result is a bird that weighs 23 pounds, with a whopping 9 pounds just for the tail. The tail is so heavy that it has to be attached to the pedestal and not the bird.
Liddlenomnom was very happy for the oppornity to make the bird, since the idea had been haunting her for two years.She felt that she finally had the skill to do it, and the school facilities greatly helped, too. Liddlenomnom is now planning to show the peacock at the ArtPrize exhibition, after which she might sell the bird. $3000 is her ballpark estimate after all the time, material and workshop hours are accounted for.
We probably would have lopped off our fingers three hours into the process.
More info: reddit.com