Friday, December 19, 2008

The Eagle has landed

Sculpture doesn't get too much press, but today not one but two photos of a public sculpture are featured in the Otago Daily Times. It turns out that a giant eagle is to join works by John Reynolds (cabbage trees) and Gavin Hipkins (billboards) at the Macraes Heritage and Art Park. Er... why an eagle? Apparently Michael Hill (the jeweler) was up at the Park one day and mentioned his son a) liked birds and b) was a sculptor. The eagle sculpture has a span of 12 meters, not the 54 meters of Antony Gormley's Angel of the North, but not too bad wingspan wise. The park will open to visitors next year.