When they built the urban plaza in the Southeast False Creek neighbourhood (2010 Olympic Village) here in Vancouver they “put a bird on it.” Actually, they put two birds on it, but you can only see one of them in this photo.
I’m a fan of Myfanwy MacLeod’s piece, ‘The Birds’. Every time I’m down in the area I swing by to see people and kids especially reacting to them in such fun and curious ways. It's as if they are trying to figure out if the birds are friendly, menacing or something in between. I also like their not too subtle reminder that nature is larger than us humans. As for the official description of the piece:
"The work highlights both the lighter and graver sides of what can happen when a non-native species is introduced to an environment, how the beauty of birds can sometimes mask their threat to biodiversity." (vancouver.ca/commsvcs/cultural/publicart/2010/lg_thebirds...)