Monday, May 9, 2011

Bird Co-op


This is another sculpture at U of T that has been co-opted by the birds and serves as a home base for several nests. The steel piece, called "Solar Net", was done by Canadian sculptor Gerald Gladstone and installed in 1963 on the wall of the Larkin building. The little bird on the wire was pleased to pose for me!

11 comments:

Steffe said...

Birds can be very clever.

Anonymous said...

urban birds are sooooo adaptable! i also think that this sculptor, who passed away in 2005 at 76 years old, would be delighted at the acceptance of his art by such wonderful creatures - a very positive reaction or critique of his work. thanks redpat

Linda said...

I love it how your Toronto birds appreciate art so much!

LĂșcia said...

Very interesting place to build a nest! :)

EG Wow said...

Who would have guessed that birds could be such connoisseurs of art?

Randy said...

I'll bet the birds love it!

Jack said...

I certainly don't know the sculptor, but I hope Anonymous is right in guessing that he would be happy to have the birds using it.

JM said...

Lots of hiding places for birds to nest. How cool!

Regina K said...

I like this U of T.

Mo said...

In your garden?

Leif Hagen said...

That's a very cool, quite unusual piece of art hanging there! And a great gathering place for birds, too!