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.
We like that this statue offers a little bit of history having been sculpted by an American artist 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.
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.
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.
The bowls the statue is holding 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.