Sculpted by American artist Sylvia Shaw Judson in 1936, the wistful Savannah’s Bird Girl Garden Statue became famous overnight when she was featured on the cover of John Berendt’s best-selling book “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil” and later appeared in the movie of the same name.
Savannah’s Bird Girl Garden Statue Features
- Classically beautiful, this statue makes a stunning addition to your home
- Cast from a durable, weather-resistant mix of fiberglass, resin, and marble with a softly aged finish
- A beautiful gift for the garden lover
- The statue is about 28 inches tall
Savannah’s Bird Girl Garden Statue Description
This garden statue is cast from a durable, weather-resistant mix of fiberglass, resin, and marble with a softly aged finish to make for a captivating sculpture. She is available in several sizes.
What we Liked Most about the Savannah’s Bird Girl Garden Statue
We like that this statue offers a little bit of history having been sculpted by an American artists as well as being in a movie. That being said, this is a lovely statue and make a great addition to any garden or patio area.
What we did Not Like about the Savannah’s Bird Girl Garden Statue
For the most part there is nothing we don’t like about this statue. There were a couple of people who found the material didn’t hold up well in direct sunlight but that could be fixed by making sure she gets some shade.
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More about the Savannah’s Bird Girl Garden Statue
The one good thing about this statue is that it is available in a couple of different sizes.
The Bird Girl statue was cast in bronze and stands 50 inches tall. She is the image of a young girl (modeled by Lorraine Greenman) wearing a simple dress with a contemplative expression.
Her head is tilted slightly to the left. She stands straight with her elbows propped against her waist and holds two bowls out to the side.
These bowls are used as bird feeders.
A Little More History: Only four statues were made from the original plaster cast. The first went to the Massachusetts garden. The second was sent to Washington, D.C. and is now located in Reading, Pennsylvania. The third was purchased by a family in Lake Forest and has never relocated. The fourth and most famous statue was bought by a family in Savannah, Georgia, who named it Little Wendy and set it up at the family’s plot in Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah, Georgia. It has since been relocated to Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center for the Arts, where it is on display for museum visitors. Judson donated the original plaster model to the Crow Island School in Winnetka, Illinois.
If you want a little more history on the origin of this piece you can check out Wikipedia.