The Other Kind of Osprey

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.

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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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Walking Into Art! Fun Times!

I was able to visit a fascinating art installation yesterday and wanted to share it with you.

Now, I have to confess, I am not a big fan of art “instillations”. It seems to me that a lot of the time they are things like a pile of sand in a room…(yes that is all) or a stack of shipping pallets on the floor.

But this one was different!

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Kioro Kawai and Aaron Sherwood had created a series of hanging spheres which hung from cords. They were wired for sound and light. It was an instillation at Burning Man, so I knew it is going to be a little “out there”. And it was! As the viewer/ interactor walked among them and touched the balls they let up in different colors and played low pitched sounds (kind of like whale talk).

We went in the evening and there were small children slowly walking through the piece touching the ball and activating all the lights and sounds. They were mesmerized….so were we!

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The piece seems to be traveling around so if you get a chance to see it somewhere, go for it. Its name is Micro. Here is a link to more photos;

http://www.purringt.com/#/micro/

I hope you get a chance to enjoy it.

 

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