The sculpture represents Bunjil the eagle which has great historical in indigenous culture.
Ben spent 12 hours using a MIG welder to carefully sculpt a collection of machinery parts and cooking utensils into the magnificent eagle, nest and base.
Among the parts collected for the project include a clutch cover from a work ute, cams out of Nissan Navarra for the legs, a caribiner clip from a fall arrest harness for the head, oil pickup out of a loader for the neck, bearings for the eyes and a vegetable steamer for feathers.
More than 100 bread knives purchased from a Bendigo Op-shop for $4 were used to create the wings and tail.
The eagle sculpture was donated to kidzspace by a generous Bendigo resident to acknowledge the importance of culture and community in the lives of children.
We thank the donor for their kindness and Ben for his fantastic creative work.