Birds in the Square!

Jake’s cubic bird box has taken it’s form from a direct interpretation of the art movement of Cubism.

My design is a combination of cubes arranged around a central cube; I got the idea from various artists using cubism to express artwork.

A strong and solid sculptural form Jake created a central cube and four orbiting cubes from ply and using his maths and engineering training made a great geometric bird box. Tricky parts were making sure everything was cut straight and true and calculating the size of the cubes to make sure they were true cubes taking into account the various thickness of ply available.

The final stages of the making involved choosing a layout for the orbiting cubes- they would make a nice interchangeable design and cutting a square entrance hole to echo the orbiting cubes.

Luckily Greg was happy to assist with the painting of Jake’s bird box Jake was certainly more into the making than the painting, thank you Greg!