Artist: Kent Bloomer
Material: Hammered aluminum
Location: Fair Haven School. 164 Grand Avenue.
According to Guilford artist Kent Bloomer, the concept for this work centers on placement in the school entryway as students pass from bus to classroom. In this space small, hammered, aluminum leaf shapes transform into birds in flight, suggesting a "burst of sun, nature and flight" as the students pass underneath.
The stylized shapes of the birds are based on an endangered species called the kite, a bird of prey whose Florida numbers reached its lowest point in the late 1960s due to the ill effects of water management.
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