Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Yardbirds© Garden Art at Smith Galleries

Azaleas thrive on Hilton Head.
It's official, Spring is here. The birds are busy searching out the perfect nesting site and the azaleas are in full bloom. My lemon tree is bursting with buds ready to open filling the backyard with their sweet scent, and Rusty is keeping watch over all that is happening in the front yard. Rusty is our hound dog made by Rich Kolb, founder of Yardbirds©.

Rich Kolb, creator of Yardbirds©
Rich and his father started Yardbirds© more than 25 years ago using scrap metal for their raw material. The popularity of those first animals quickly turned Rich into a full time critter creator. Using parts from garden tools, cars, bicycles, farming implements, and even doorknobs, Rich has created a menagerie of animal sculptures for both indoor and outdoor use. He also makes a variety of objects for the home including wine bottle caddies, salt and pepper shakers, pet dishes, and key holders.
"Barker The Dog"

His animals have almost as much personality as Rich himself and can add life to any party. And speaking of parties, a Louisville resident, Rich celebrates the Kentucky Derby with a huge party.

Although Yardbirds© were originally designed for the outdoors, most customers tell me they use theirs indoors. In either setting, they are equally happy and  will make your day brighter.

Smith Galleries is located in suite J11 on the second level of The Village at Wexford at 1000 William Hilton Parkway on Hilton Head Island, SC. Gallery hours are 10 - 6 Monday through Saturday. 843.842.2280

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