West Street - Owl
"Through this work I want to inspire the youth and community of Ipswich with the powerful image of an owl. Large scale works like these enliven public spaces, inviting engagement from people within the Ipswich community and also the passerby. The motto displayed on your city’s coat of arms, Confide Recte Aguts (be confident in doing right), is realised further with the inclusion of the soaring owl in the work, showcasing growth, development and rising above adversities in the spreading of its wings. A bundle of arrows are used to symbolise strength, as a single arrow can easily be broken. The use of a bundle of arrows held by the owl draws the link to the strength in the collective community of Ipswich."
- Mike Shankster, Artist
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