“The dynamic posture in the representation of the bird captures a “moment in time” during flight…weaving and bobbing skillfully to maneuver through the tight gaps amongst the branches and trees, while still leaving some things to
the imagination of the viewer.
Perhaps it’s searching for prey…but maybe even chasing or evading a competitor, like the red-tailed hawk or barred owl it was also observed with in the park. Even the location of the squirrel invites the viewer to participate in the conceptual aspects of this sculpture!”
Julia Kirby, Portland Public Art Committee unveils the "Extraordinary Journey" bronze GBLH assisted by Bob Weyer, City of Portland. Diane Davison, Avian Haven watches
“The Committee is happy to welcome the sculpture as part of the City of Portland’s collection of permanent public art work and applauds the effort by many stakeholders who worked collaboratively to bring David Smus' sculpture of the Hawk to Deering Oaks.”