Sculptures Bring Big Birds to New York City
Amidst the traffic and chaos of
The round, rollicking creature is planted plumb in the middle of Broadway. Pinching a silvery treat in his beak, perhaps a fruit or seed, his feet are merrily aloft, as though he were rolling back in laughter at the startled pedestrians.
The aluminum homage to a
Ostriches, bantam hens, and a host of playful ravens, are among the Malls’ avian menagerie. Woytuk’s whimsical sculpture also depicts acorns and apples, rubenesque sheep, burly bulls, elephants, and a mysterious beast known as the “bearcat.”
In the spirit of Michele Wilson’s “Birds Make the Art” series — which if you haven’t seen, you can visit Parts 1, 2, and 3 on the Perch — below are a few pictures of these birds taking Broadway by storm.