Douglas Taylor, 2001
The metal sculpture recounts the story of a Whisky Jack bird that once ‘shared’ the artist’s lunch. The Whisky Jack is a bird commonly found around the restaurants on Whistler Mountain. Whisky Jacks boldly share or take food. This bird sculpture has a peanut in its belly. As the artist explains on his web site, this project was inspired by an early Canadian toy.
This sculpture was commissioned by Intrawest as part of their major redevelopment of the Creekside mountain base area.
Artist Douglas Taylor has completed a number of large scale, kinetic metal sculptures. Others in the bird series can be found along the north False Creek shoreline in Vancouver and the Selkirk waterfront in Victoria.