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SOARING BIRD: PEACE THROUGH SERVICE by james gabbert





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SOARING BIRD: PEACE THROUGH SERVICE


Material: Cor-ten steel & stainless steel
Size: 26 feetH X 25 feetW X 15 feetD

The sculpture was commissioned by the Rotary clubs of Eden Prairie with additional funding and support by the city of Eden Prairie. It is intended to recognize both institutions. The "prairie grass" and "soaring bird" themes are taken directly from the City of Eden Prairie logo. The sculpture also represents the Rotary International's 2013 theme of "Peace Through Service". I see the paired blades of grass also being people's arms and hands in the action of service, with the symbolic freedom/peace of a soaring bird as a result of their action/service. The soaring bird and the supporting arc is made of Cor-ten steel. The prairie grass and supporting rail is made of stainless steel. The bird stands 26 feet above its base with a 7 foot wingspan.