Stefan Savides

Stefan Savides

“I came into this world totally fascinated with birds,” says sculptor Stefan Savides. “My earliest childhood memories were all about birds. They have been a lifelong fascination that I’ve never strayed from.”

Stefan’s love of birds, innate sense of design inspired by his mother’s floral designs, and extensive experience in taxidermy have made him an artist whose cast bronze bird sculptures grace the collections of art connoisseurs and bird enthusiasts across the country and beyond.

“I would have to give my dearest Mother 90 percent credit for my art training as she was an exceptional floral arranger,” he says. But it was the years of taxidermy that fine-tuned his understanding of anatomy.

Having spent 53 years practicing the art, Stefan considers himself a “recovering taxidermist.” He now devotes his attention full time to casting birds in bronze at his Klamath Falls, Oregon, studio. The work space features an entire glass wall that looks out onto a pond with both resident and visiting waterfowl—a constant source of inspiration. “My job is to give each person who views my work a personal insight into the private life of each species that I sculpt,” he says.