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Bird Beaks 

2004

walnut, ostrich eggs, 
heights:  12" - 32"

 

Ostrich eggs were historically used in sculpture, such as the treasured medieval ostrich bird sculptures commissioned by kings, made from silver, gold and precious stones. Besides being exotic, the ostrich represented Christian values. Böröcz's wood and egg creatures are absurd: each has only one leg and each wears a unique shoe. Some also wear hats, and their beaks were transformed into common tools or objects.