Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summer Festival 2011
Alpine Birds - installation in the Davis House
A flock of birds representing different species of European Alpine birds (Eagle Owl, Red Kite, Osprey, Common Kestrel, Swifts) were suspended from the top of the Davis Alpine House.
The sculptures enhanced the modern architecture of the glasshouse while extolling the magnificence and elegance of birds of prey, by using stylized shapes and bold patterns created in a similar fashion to the previous Hummingbirds installation: fold-and-cut metal sheets resembling Japanese kirigami, with a bright powder-coating to protect from the harsh environmental condition of the glasshouse.