Sunbirds
 

Sunbirds © 2008 by Gregory Curci, Winthrop MA.  This Sculpture was commissioned by Massachusetts Auduban Society to help focus attention on it’s efforts to provide green solar energy to it’s facilities.  The sculpture was inspired by some cardinals that live in my yard.  Viewers can interact with the sculpture by casting shadows on the solar panels, which stops the motion of the birds.  I hope that the sculpture reminds park visitors that the same sun’s energy that propels these wings, provides the energy for all living things on earth. 

Solar cells, stainless steel, aluminum, motor, 16 ft. tall, 8 ft deep, 10 ft wide