This metal is as delightful as it looks. All handmade, it features an American Indian chief with bow-and-arrow. Each of the chief's headdress "feathers" is cut out creating a graphic fan-like effect. The chief's arms and bow-and-arrow are articulating, and the sign is set up with a ballast--a ball on a thin metal pole--at the bottom of the sign that moves the arms. When the ball to the left, the bow-and-arrow moves up. Ball moves to the right and the bow-and-arrow moves down. It's a brilliant folk art design, whereby the artist set the metal hooks on the back so the sign when hung extends about 3-1/2" from the wall. Although I'm not certain it was intended to move with wind, as the ball is pretty heavy and somewhat stabilized by being so close to the surface of the wall, I suppose a strong gust can actually move the ball. In that way the sign is like a whirlygig, although I am reluctant to say with certainty that this is what the artist intended. The sign is signed on the top of the bottom border, and it looks as though the signature reads "a.c. jua" with an accent after or over the a. And the year 1992. I've not discovered any information about the artist, although this is likely a piece of folk art, or outsider art, meaning it was made by someone who had good skill yet not a trained artist. Whoever this person was, s/he did have a well formed sense of color and shadowing. The piece appears to have been powder coated and then sponge painted to create shadowing and dimension. And of course, the metal work is sophisticated.
The metal sign is about 35" tall when the ball is at the bottom-most location, by about 22" wide when the arrow is at the center-most position. It extends about 3-1/2 to 4" from the wall when hung. The arrow has a tendency to go behind the leg as it has some bending, probably just from being moved around. When in front of the leg as intended, it does rub against the leg part of the sign, and there is some wear there from the movement of the arms and bow-and-arrow. But all in all, being that it is over 25 years old, it's in good condition.
Whimsical Western Americana, perfect for a patio gate or fence.
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