Bird Child Travels Through History  

2014 - Angelina Marino-Heidel
Commissioning Agent; Shute Library;
Site: Hillsboro, OR; Design Committee
Reviews; Site Specific
The imagery is based on Latin and Native American
dance, worldwide cave paintings and petroglyph. The
abstract pine needles featured in the library's etched
windows are echoed in the design.
The bird dancer journeys through time and space,
mingling with ancient art ground around the world,
including a coyote image found in Tennessee that was
recognized as one of the oldest in the USA and is used
here to represent the Native American folklore character
:Coyote. Others include "She Who Watches' found in
Washington State along the Columbia River and a horse
from the cave paintings in France. Others from around the
world include images for the solar system, UFO and
dinosaurs.
The" Man of the Hour"Mike Smith
for whom the work was
commissioned by the Friends of
the Library and "Angel" Donna
Selle