Landform Workshop
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Kingfisher Habitat Perch

Sculpture

The health of the Earth's habitats are more important than ever in today's era of unparalleled climate change. This is our first attempt to create an artistic answer to that change with a sculpture that blurs the lines between art and nature. 

The following habitat sculpture, titled The Kingfisher Perch, is located in Bend Oregon's Deschutes River. Installed in the spring of 2016 the perch is helping to bring back the Belted Kingfisher to the newly completed Colorado Safe Passage Masterplan. 

 

Detail

The perch is part of an ecosystem intervention, the perch seeks to help to bring back life to the re-shaped landscape.  

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Nature

A commonly found tree snag.

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Manufactured nature

Referencing the structure of a tree snag, the form of the Perch rises vertically providing various perch points for the bird to utilize.