David M Bird

David M Bird is a photographer, toy designer, and illustrator based in Rhode Island. He began his career as a designer for LEGO, where he learned to build characters and tell stories with bricks. When the idea struck to build with natural materials instead, David created Becorns — acorn people who explore the forest, feed birds, and defend against squirrel attacks. While each Becorn takes several hours to build, capturing them in a photo with wildlife can take weeks . . . and a lot of patience. David and his Becorns have been featured on CBS News Sunday Morning, PBS ART inc., and Upworthy. Learn more at, where you can also find prints and bronze Becorns available for purchase.

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