Alison Catchlove's metal parrot sculptures

"I work mainly in metal using birds, animals, insects and plants as my subject matter and I often take my inspiration from children's stories, poems or illustrations. I want to create sculptures that are fun to look at so I try to give my work a sense of quirkiness often using bright colours or awkward poses to achieve this.
I cut all of my work from sheet metal using tin snips and a guillotine, then I hammer the pieces into shape and weld them together, before painting or varnishing the finished piece."

More photos: on Flickr