The Department of Extraordinary Upcycling is celebrating the new year by enjoying these shiny metal birbs created by South-Carolina based artist Matt Wilson using old silverware and pieces of driftwood or old lumber.

To look at spoons and forks in the silverware drawer, you wouldn’t think they were particularly birdlike, but Wilson’s silverware birbs feel so lifelike, it’s as though we’ve been using our silverware wrong all this time until he came along figured out just what to do.


Follow Matt Wilson on Instagram to keep up with his latest works of upcycled metal sculpture, some of which he puts up for sale in his Etsy shop.

[via Colossal and My Modern Met]