Wordless Wednesday – seen in Vancouver

One of the birds 2010

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Olympic Plaza , near False Creek
21 August 2010

The Birds sculptures by Myfanwy MacLeod

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Big Birds Vancouver 2010

 The sparrows are approximately 50 times life size

Bird Vancouver 2010

They stand approximately 16 feet and 14 feet tall respectively.

How and why were they commisioned?
See below.
Large Bird Head Vancouver 2010

Short Video of artist explaining project – http://vimeo.com/12515383

Interesting read here – http://heavyindustries.ca/the-birds/

Press releases:




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15 Replies to “Wordless Wednesday – seen in Vancouver”

    1. I know on these memes you aren’t supposed to use words GM but I love to share information and also found those links informative as well as interesting, particularly the one dealing with how they were made.


  1. A fun post Cathy, I enjoyed looking at your photos and reading about this lady’s sculptures. Thanks for the links! All very interesting.


  2. Ah the ubiquitous English Sparrow has circumnavigated the globe and now outnumbers every other bird. He is truly the Emperor and the world is his empire. I see you have both male and female represented here.


  3. This series of images are perfect. Not being familiar with these sculptures, my initial glance at the first image had me thinking it was a real bird perched close by on a railing, with apartments in the background. And then you bring the viewer closer ….

    Great perspectives!


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