Kathy Boortz Turns Salvaged Wood and Metal into Intricate Bird Replicas

Artist Kathy Boortz has a fascination for the outdoors and the beauty that avian creatures possess. The talented artist doesn't use any purchased supplies or canvases, but finds the materials she needs to construct her art on forest floors.

Kathy Boortz is an avid hiker, and while she's putting miles under her feet, she keeps her eyes to floors of the forests and trails, spotting the right materials to use in her works of art.

The Houston native developed a knack for turning the salvaged wood, wire and metal into the elaborate one-of-a-kind sculptures seen in the gallery. The handmade art pieces are almost life-like and would be must-haves in the home of any bird watcher or collector of handmade art.