Approximately 40 freestanding metal bird sculptures and each bird is a kinetic metal wind swivel, freely turning 360 degrees.
Artist: Mark Fuller
Medium: Aluminum and Steel
Date: December 2002
Artist Mark Fuller is the sole proprietor of MT Fuller, an environmental graphic design firm established since 1986 in West Palm Beach, Florida. Primarily oriented towards designing effective identity systems, Fuller's experience also includes urban street fixtures such as exterior seating elements, water features, bollards, lighting fixtures, banner hardware, tree grates and telephone kiosks.
The directional pattern of the wind creates a rhythmic flow pattern throughout the "Flock" as it encounters each individually mounted bird. This ever changing flight form is a pleasant welcome to the island visitor or the daily motorist traveling through this major road. This project of part of Mercer Island's 1% for Art program which dedicates 1 percent of capital improvement funds to public art.
Northwest corner of intersection of Gallagher Hill Road (36th Street SE) and North Mercer Way. Just a short distance from City Hall.