Frank Lloyd Wright - Darwin D. Martin House Bird Feeder
DARWIN D. MARTIN HOUSE Bird feeder BUFFALO, NEW YORK 1903 The Darwin D. Martin House Bird Feeder pays homage to Frank Lloyd Wright- one of the greatest architects of the twentieth century. His creative ability extended far beyond the border of architecture to graphic design, furniture, art glass, textiles, and decorative products for the home. The window design for this bird feeder has been adapted from a window sketch study for the “Tree of Life” windows designed by Wright for the Martin House located in the historic Parkside neighborhood of Buffalo, New York. The Martin House is admired for its extensive collection of Wright’s art glass window designs. Named a National Historic Landmark in 1986 and open to the public, the house contains nine primary art glass themes, many interrelated. Often called a masterpiece, Wright himself called the house “the opus.” The windows are backed by clear polycarbonate to create the seed hopper, which holds approximately five cups of seed supplying the feeding platform as well as to side feeding ports with perches. The feeder is built from durable cedar wood, assembled using stainless steel fasteners and quality exterior glue. The wood is enhanced with a sealer to maintain its appearance. Other specifications: 300lb test polyester hang cord. Dimensions: 10” x 7” x 12” tall. The Darwin D. Martin House Bird Feeder is handcrafted by Drew Kelley at his workspace at The Foundry, an incubator and creative maker-space on Northampton Street in Buffalo, NY.