Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Olympic Plaza , near False Creek
21 August 2010
The Birds sculptures by Myfanwy MacLeod
The sparrows are approximately 50 times life size
They stand approximately 16 feet and 14 feet tall respectively.
How and why were they commisioned?
Short Video of artist explaining project – http://vimeo.com/12515383
Interesting read here – http://heavyindustries.ca/the-birds/
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When we saw them they were quite new – still bright and glossy and HUGE !
How absolutely beautiful. And I love that it is a sparrow which was immortalised this way.
Cheeky little charmers.
Cheeky sparrows indeed. They are everywhere in Vancouver!
I found reading those links very interesting.
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.
I love to learn the back stories about sculptures.
Very Interesting !
Wow! What a project. I get a lot of sparrows at my bird feeders.
A fun post Cathy, I enjoyed looking at your photos and reading about this lady’s sculptures. Thanks for the links! All very interesting.
Wow, these are amazing sculptures & thanks for sharing them!
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Pretty bird sculptures.
Apparently I have not been down to False Creek in some time. I never knew about those! They’re lovely!
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.
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 ….
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