Great Blue Heron and Hunkered Heron
Artist: Dan West, Maine
Two cast bronze sculptures of standing blue herons overlook a tiny garden in the Memorial Union. When walking down the Union’s south-side stairs from the first floor to the ground floor (home of University Bookstore), people can see these lovely, quietly resting birds. Life-like from a distance, the sculptures are a striking example of the artist’s interest in nature. As he has written, “The best form to my eyes is found in the natural world.” The birds are a gift to UMaine as part of the Littlefield Gallery Sculptor-in-Residence Program.