Red Tail Hawk
Michael Stutz, 2007
Approaching the east entrance to the Olinda Ranch Community one encounters a soaring, 6.1- meter wide, Red-tailed Hawk. Built of sheared, bronze strips welded together around a stainless steel armature, and supported by a 6.1-meter tall tapered pole, the sculpture combines twisting, woven, fluidity, with a bundled energy that recalls muscles with their potential for movement and feeling. The latticed quality of the construction allows sun light to sparkle and dance through the sculptural space, shifting constantly between the internal and external realms, and imparting a yielding, open quality to the large form.
“The Red Tail Hawk, an immediately recognized part of the local environment, is a majestic symbol of our close connection to the natural world, and a call to respect and protect the delicate balance with the earth that humans control.” Michael Stutz.
Sponsored by Olinda Ranch Park