"...the paradox of flight in that winged ponderousness and spiney muscularity of the bird heaving its half ton-ness off the ground in a ruffle of massive feathers." (Peter Leach, Art New Zealand #51)
Originally created from Macrocarpa, which is prone to weathering. The piece was reconstructed in 2020 using the South American hardwood timber Purpleheart. The piece has been set on a circular paved area.