These Kinetic Bird Sculptures Will Leave You Completely Mesmerized

Some of these moving, biomechanical bird sculptures look like they're about to take flight, while others resemble bizarre Muppets made over in metal. But one thing that they all have in common is that they are deeply satisfying to watch, with possibilities for special effects and industrial design alike.

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Birds, by Bob Potts, 1996-2012

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Suspended Wings, by Dukno Yoon, a Kansas-based metalsmith and jewelry maker, 2002-2004

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Creation Cinema, created by a Melbourne-based studio named ENESS in 2013, symbolizes Bunjil

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A duck wing by Bliss Kolb

Fortune Telling Bird, by Bliss Kolb

Chester, by Chris Cole

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Little Bird, by Chris Cole

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Condor, by Chris Cole

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Study in bird motion, a sculpture made of popsicle sticks and mylar, by a design student named Joyce Lin, 2014

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DISCUSSION

These are all complex and beautiful, but not as complex and beautiful as the real thing.