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Birds of Aubudon Circle

Artist:

Mark Favermann

Location:

Audobon Circle  

Location

Audobon Circle
United States
42° 20' 47.6232" N, 71° 6' 18.9792" W

Neighborhood:

Fenway

Type:

Sculpture

Year:

2005

Medium:

Sheet steel

Collection:

City of Boston

Funders:

Browne Fund

Description:

Birds of Audubon Circle is a series of black silhouettes cut from sheet steel and mounted on perches fixed to the streetlights around the intersection of Beacon Street and Park Drive. Swans, crows, robins, herons, cardinals, humming birds, a swallow, and a hawk make up the diverse flock.  Each of the twenty silhouettes is around two feet wide and thirty inches high, and spins on its axis when the wind catches it. The birds, inspired by the circle’s namesake, the Audubon Society, were installed to define the circle and distinguish its surrounding neighborhood. They were created by the sculptor Mark Favermann and dedicated on October 22, 2005.

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