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An artwork to show how birds influence the landscape over time.

Avian Horticulture

Hazeldale Park Tualatin, Oregon, 2015

Commissioned by Tualatin Hills Parks and Recreation District


Rolled and welded steel, automotive paint


Three groups of three or four arching poles, each 18' tall

Long before we cultivated the land, birds were at work planting seeds. We think of birds as builders of nests, but they are also builders of habitat—birds eat, digest, and distribute seeds, and many plant species depend on this essential avian assistance. This project shows how birds effect and create the landscape over time.

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