Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Parrot of the Caribbean

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I can't believe he's finally done, and I wish I could keep him.  He's destined for the D23 Expo Auction in August.  If you're interested in bidding, keep a weather eye open for Lot #27, Mateys!


From the auction catalog:

WALT DISNEY WORLD
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN PARROT "BARKER BIRD" 
A one-of-a-kind, hand-made, authentic replica by Kevin Kidney & Jody Daily

Mixed Media (Fiberglass, wood, feathers, metal, nylon fur cloth, velvet, cotton fabric, rope, and an artificial eye.)

Dimensions:

Entire piece: 31" H x 17" W x 12" D.
Parrot figure is 19" H

Value (Disney's estimate): $4,500 - $6,000

16 comments:

randipie said...

Wow! Kevin, that is INCREDIBLE. I'm just loving this stuff!!

-Randi

Enchanted Tiki Room J said...

Great job guys! Looks too good to be true. Even better than the one in the park!

mini_jen said...

amazing! per usual!

Katella Gate said...

Astonishingly good work. Really. You should be doing this professionally.

Whimsy said...

He's a beautiful bird. Nice work!

[rich] said...

Awesome - love his bad eye :-D

Britni Brault said...

So cool!!

PardisePeer said...

I'll have a paddle! I've always loved the chest tattoo. Just the thought of someone shaving a parrot's chest to inscribe a tattoo is hilarious. Spectacular recreation! Once again you done amazing work. I can't wait to see it in person in just a few weeks.

Ms. Dee said...

He is just amazing! I used to work on Pirates and I never even noticed some of the little details on him... love the anchor tattoo!

hatterpuppy said...

He's beautiful!!! I used to work at Pirates in WDW and this truly brings me back. He is spot on. I used to love listening to him welcome the guests to the attraction. He has been sorely missed. Thank you for bringing him back to life!

JennySRP said...

faabulous!!!

Marie Bower said...

He looks amazing! :D

BigToe said...

absolutely stunning!!!

Asha said...

you did a AWESOME Job. wish i was going to the disney 23 expo to check it out up close.

Jenny Lerew said...

Absolutely beautiful! I'm always stunned by your work, guys.

Brian Mitchell said...

This is absolutely terrific! You'd have to design a room around it just to compliment it! Great job!