I noticed this bird because of its astonishingly loud, clear and brash voice, like a trumpet. That’s the only thing that came emulate it perfectly. That’s why I decided to use woodwind instruments to make the crane sculpture. I had purchased an old-fashioned English car horn at a flea market. This was the starting point that everything evolved from. A part from a saxophone was perfect for replicating the crane’s graceful neck. Pay attention to the crane’s beak. This is a thing used in gynaecology – I had used one of these for another sculpture as well. Once all of the parts were united into a whole, a nice crane/trumpeter came out.

Parts used:

. Body – Rotax Clarion vintage bulb horn, woodwind instrument mouthpiece

. Neck – saxophone part

. Head – part from a lighting fixture

. Beak – gynaecology instrument

. Legs – car antennas, door keys


Dimensions: 70x20x29 cm

Weight: 2000 g


Year: 2020


steampunk crane

sculpture crane

metal crane

scrap metal

legs from the door keys

Sculpture Sold