Our submission, "Eternal South" is a heavy timber assemblage that will point due south across the lake, recognizing the timeless migration of birds that marks the coming of winter. It also acknowledges the importance of the Great Salt Lake as one of America's most critical migratory bird habitats. The three stacked arcs are representative of bird's wishbones, and are a nod to birds flying in disciplined formation.
Critical to our thinking was rather than figuring out how to keep birds and their droppings off the art was to invite them to participate in it - resting, perching and hopefully nesting in the piece. That serves the broader purpose of the Center by bringing wildlife closer to the visitors. We are advised that the height and construction of the vertical poles might attract eagles to nest there.