Isn't this scrap metal statue of St Francis of Assisi just great ??
I think St Francis would approve.
It's by Joel Hass from here
and Joel says :
"So many statues of St. Francis in cement seem sooo grim.
No wonder birds are not really attracted to them.
I made this one in steel scrap--about 3.5 ft high.
The body is an "I" beam; the base a brake drum, the feet small bull dozer teeth, his rosary, a lamp pull chain; the flower part of an electric motor.
His head is a ball for railing, his face made of bike gears, nuts and washers.
The halo is lampshade rings and the cross around his neck is a bike gear and two nails."
H/T to Nancy Wallace at Seeker Blog for the photo.