It’s made up of hundreds of pieces of recycled shipping materials.

And Jason Heppenstall’s latest scultpure has really taken flight.

The stunning mechanical bird was created using rusty chains and other bits of metal designated for the scrap heap.

But instead of heading south for the winter, Jason’s piece will be taken east to the coast.

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The dazzling sculpture was commissioned by the Association of British Ports who are looking for a series of designs to line the docks in Hull in time for next year’s City of Culture.

And Jason’s bird will take pride of place in the city’s ferry port to be the first thing new visitors see on their arrival.

Jason, 38, of Clayton West, said: “I feel honoured to think it will be in such a prime location, especially with Hull set to receive so many visitors next year.”

Jason Heppenstall's giant bird sculpture for Hull docks

Jason has been creating animals out of recycled materials for eight years since he began making little metal spiders for friends and family.

Since then, he has gone full-time and has created giant lions, leopards and giraffes for private customers and companies.

“The best thing to use is cutlery”, he added.

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“It’s a great way to re-use junk that is designated for landfill.”

Jason’s bird sculpture was commissioned after a company he used to work with designated students in Hull to create industrial sculptures for the port.

“ABP saw my work and were interested in getting me to do one as well”, he said.

The sculpture will be unveiled at Hull ferry port on May 19.

Jason Heppenstall's giant bird sculpture for Hull docks