the Maribu Birdbath Brings Landscape Sculpture into the 21st Century

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: Jun 21, 2012 • References: joepaine.withtank &
Likely the image that most people see when they think about the concept of a bird bath is the elegant and romantic stone sculpture in the gardens of some gorgeous old French manor. The Maribu Birdbath is much different.

Abandoning the integration of a pedestal entirely, Joe Paine's contemporary work comprises a slender pole painted white that extends upwards and then bends down to hold the weight of a suspended liquid-filled bowl beneath. The shape of the black dish is pure and geometric with a beautiful parabolic curve. A flat incised grate sits into the avian bathtub, providing a shallow place to stand and allowing water to seep up through the cracks. The Maribu Birdbath also has an additional perch for times of high rainfall. Stats for Modern Sparrow Soakers Trending: Older & Chilly
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