Gallery: July 4 — Owls

One of the great things about Gersau is that it has a park that hosts public art exhibitions, which change from year to year. In 2005 it was owls.

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Also: grasshoppers. This actually was away from the park, near the shore, but it was made by an artist who also produced one or more owls for the exhibition.

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The road by the park, a highly pleasant place, being along the shore as well; I like the double-diagonal composition of this picture.

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Hoo!

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This one was pretty much all silverware.

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Rusty the Horseshoe Owl.

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This is the one that I think was made by the grasshopper man, because its construction (concrete skin over styrofoam) was the same. The base housed a display about the making of this and other sculptures and also contained a bunch of additional small (and adorable) owls.

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Owl on a Bike: an idea with at least as much merit as Snakes on a Plane.

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One of the most abstract and poetic of the sculptures.

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Another abstracted one, but whimsical.

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Some, like these ones, were partially sheltered within plastic drums. I think this was done for non-weather-resistant materials like wood.

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Sleepy owl. After all, it's daytime.

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Maximum owl abstraction.

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A view of the Big Owl from a safe, secluded spot.

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Rusty's interior against the sky.

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I like the look of this kind of construction, but I bet it takes forever to do.