Monday, January 4, 2016

Amazing Owl Window Display

Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season. One of my favorite things about holidays is decorations. I would spend hours looking at magazines, pictures from holiday home tours and window displays. While browsing online for all the wonderful holiday window decorations, I came across the fantastic owl window display designed by artist Chris Cole for Barneys New York holiday 2014 "Baz Dazzled" on Madison Avenue. I can't believe I missed it earlier but it's a wonderful piece to not feature here. 

The kinetic, steampunk inspired owl sculpture measures 6½ ft tall, named “Patterson” was the star of the 'Truth' window. Made of steel, aluminium and brass feathers, the owl could talk to the passers-by, rotate his head left and right and ruffle his wings. 

The whole process of building the giant snowy owl sculpture started with a sketch on paper (shown above). You can find more pictures of the owl in the making on the artist's website. More amazing kinetic sculptures can be seen here.


Iris said...

Happy New Year to you too!

The owl is gorgeous and sounds amazing!