Flying Ancestor

Tree bark and branches, various species; copper tubing assembled with stainless steel screws and epoxy; Portland cement mixes with metal foil and wire reinforcement; acrylic paint and sealer

2014​

Dimensions: ​99 x 78 x 54

Curious fact: The albatross mates for life—each partner flying tens of thousands of miles alone across the Southern Ocean to return to one another every 2 years, in the same place; vast flocks of starlings launch out together in fantastic synchronized dances known as murmurations just before dusk. 

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© 2018 Phillip Stern