On the bluffs above Prescott, Wisconsin, some strange birds look out at the Mississippi River -- two nesting herons atop the antlers of an 8-point buck.
All materials for the sculpture came from clean-ups along the Mississippi and Minnesota River banks, 500 lbs. of it. It contains rusted car parts, headlights, pliers, a license plate, jumper cable clip, toy tractor, rubber cement bottle, rebar, shoes, gears, and scrap metal. The herons were constructed of tire tubes and garbage bags full of plastic water and pop bottles.
*I have no idea why my last post appeared again this morning all on its own. Thank you, Blogsy, but that was unnecessary! If I delete one, they both disappear, yet only one is listed in my posted blogs . . . . If anyone has any idea why, I would love to know!
The sculptor, Raina Belleau, is a Minnesota native. She was inspired to create the sculpture after a tornado destroyed nesting herons and their rookery in Minneapolis.