Zebra Public Art Management | Gestures of Birds
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Indoor Installation, Public Art
About This Project

GesturesĀ of Birds

Pippa Lattey

Shops at New West,

800 Carnarvon Street, New Westminster, BC V3M 0G3


The swooping curves of Gestures of Birds call to mind a bird fluttering through the air, drawing a line

through space. The cheerful, yellow shapes are decorated with bird deterrent spikes, as a reminder of

the actual birds who share our urban spaces with us.

A careful observer will notice that the sculpture changes over time, as the wind moves the curves into

different alignments and intersections. The viewer is invited to reflect on the real and imagined travels

of daily life, and the beings that we encounter along the way.

Birds lift our eyes and our thoughts upwards. They help us to consider different ways of being in the

world. We might soar free like a sparrow in flight, open our hearts and sing like a canary, or traverse

the skies both near and far in search of adventure and home.

Fiberglass, stainless steel, brass screws, and brass bird-deterrent spikes.