UAH Professor Builds Sculpture at Huntsville Botanical Garden


HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A professor of art and sculpture at the University of Alabama at Huntsville (UAH) recently unveiled a brand new piece for the Huntsville Botanical Garden.

The sculpture, designed by UAH’s Chris Boyd Taylor, is titled “The Door Is Open.” The piece is a giant, human-sized birdcage designed specifically for the garden exhibit “Uncaged: Birds, Nature, and You,” which opened last fall.

“The name was kind of inspired by my play,” Taylor said. “They needed some kind of loose, bird-themed, kid-friendly idea of ​​different types of birdhouses.”

The exhibition ran from June to October last year. It featured seven pieces in the garden, all feathered or avian-themed, including a feast at a bird’s dining table, a giant cuckoo clock, and a huge egg.

“We received a request for proposals looking for local artists,” Taylor continued. “Our dean, Dr Sean Lane, warned us about this and was instrumental in our thinking about the project. I submitted a few different proposals, both based on birdcages, anticipating that one would be chosen, and it was.

To learn more about what is currently happening at the Huntsville Botanical Garden, click here.


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