Stainless steel bird cage with copper panels in silver settings. This particular cage measures 38 inches tall by 22 inches wide. The widest point is across the buttresses seen just above the horizontal band, and there is a slight taper down to the circular base, which is 20 inches wide.
There is an interesting visual effect to be seen at the base when the cage is resting upon smooth reflective surfaces, such as dark marble or granite, or deeply varnished wood. The base seems to "hover" just slightly above its pedestal. This partly due to the luminous nature of this grade of stainless steel, and also because the balls at the base of the cage actually aren't touching the surface under them, but have been set to float just a millimeter above it. The actual point of contact is hidden further inside from the edge of the base.
If I could actually make the cage float above its surface I would, but my basic understanding of the laws of physics prevents this for now, so instead I've included little tricks such as this one. These effects are intended to create a spirit of liveliness in the materials. I want these cages to be uplifting and exuberant, to be a cheerful yet noble display of form.