THE DODO BIRD by TOM OTTERNESS
“I thought of us, our world, as a self-satisfied Dodo bird. Doomed to eventual extinction but saved for a moment by the hope for new life in the egg. Every sculpture I make is a kind of self-portrait. This one is a little more dim-witted than most.” — Tom Otterness, from The Real Alice in Wonderland book by C.M. Rubin and Gabriella Rubin.
Tom Otterness has said that his sculptures are meant to be play pieces. Whenever you see kids around those play pieces, that is exactly what you will find them doing - climbing, handling, talking, imagining and interacting with adorable and fascinating characters which come in all different shapes and sizes. The American sculptor’s works adorn parks, plazas, courthouses, museums, libraries and subway stations. The Dodo Bird can be seen in Battery Park, New York City. For more information on Tom Otterness visit his website: http://www.tomostudio.com/
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