This 20 foot gilded feather is suspended at the entrance to the Scottsdale Civic Center Library. It is part of an installation called Imagination Gives Us Wings by Larry Kirkland.
Above it, a bird-shaped oculus traces the movement of the sun as the bird “flies” across the entryway. The feather appears to have fallen from the bird’s wings.
The library had changed since the last time I was there a few years ago. Many of the surrounding trees and bushes were in spring bloom the other evening.
This is an orchid tree, they’re pretty dramatic.
Do you ever have a blog post that you think is kinda crappy? That’s how I feel about this one. Hope to get some more photos lined up this weekend. The citrus is in bloom here now and it smells heavenly. Happy Spring!