The 10m high feather sculpture was fabricated by Vosper Thorneycroft in the local shipyard (now the site of Centenary Quay) and is constructed from stainless steel with inserts of recycled coloured glass chips, set in epoxy resin. The glass was sourced from a huge variety of every day objects, including car brake lights and wine bottles. The glass was crushed by members of the building committee, using sledge hammers and an old dustbin! The feather is the focal point of the garden and it’s theme of “Flight and Float”. It also represents peace and friendship and is three-dimensional so that it can be seen as a feather from any direction.
Feather on a late September afternoon
Detail of feather construction showing resin infills.