Look, up in the sky! It’s a bird, a plane! It’s Beacon!
If we had a nickel for every time we opened an email or tweet this past week asking what is that big bird out at the Sugar Bowl, we’d have a lot of nickels. So here’s the scoop:
The 20’ tall bamboo sculpture is called Beacon and was created by by The Myth Makers, Donna Dodson & Andy Moerlein. It is a monumental public art project through the Boston Harbor Now Artist in Residency Program featuring works of art on the Boston Harbor Island and the Harbor Walk. Beacon will be on display on the Sugar Bowl (causeway heading out to Castle Island) through the summer so stop by and check it out!
Take it in and enjoy! It’s art!
From The Myth Makers’ website:
The Myth Makers’ artwork will initiate the first project of the new Harborwalk Artist in Residence (AIR) program. The Myth Makers highlight the Osprey as a survivor and adapter in our rapidly evolving human landscape. Devastated by DDT poisoning, these skilled fish hawks are recovering from the brink of extinction, and are an inspiring example of the role humans can play in restoring balance when we engage the living world around us. The Harborwalk is a great vantage point to study these rugged birds in the Boston Harbor. The sculpture is installed at Head Island, also known as the Sugar Bowl, at the far end of the causeway around Pleasure Bay.