Monday, March 21, 2005
A Glass "Bird" Lands in the Lagoon
On my last trip to Venice, I saw this in Saint Mark's Basin, in front of the Punta della Dogana (the customs house which guards the entrance of the Grand Canal). The sculpture, made of glass and steel, has 356 blown glass "feathers" and represents a glass bird floating on the water. It was donated to the city by the Glass School Abate Zanetti. The feathers are lit at night and reflect off the water. The sculpture was put in place on May 9, 2004.