Being that I live in a Marine town (and there are a number of helicopter units stationed here) I have seen a lot of ospreys.
Not the bird, but the tiltrotor V22 Osprey.
I have made a number of osprey wall sculptures as gifts for Marines. But this time it was different.
The owner of a local restaurant, The Osprey Grill, wanted a large sculpture for the wall in his reception area. I was thrilled to do “the other osprey” and set out to see just what one should look like on the wall.
I looked all over the internet for photos and different flight positions. I wanted something that would look good and fit into the space available.
I finally settled on the talons down wings up design.
The copper and black contrast was interesting and after two other paint jobs I knew I has found the best finish.
Well, I hung it this week and I think it turned out great. I am proud to have it in a great restaurant where it can be enjoyed by his patrons.
So go by The Osprey Grill and have a great dinner… and look for the Osprey on your way in.
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