Fort Pierce, Florida: Bird Fights Snake Sculpture

An outdoor sculpture titled "Blind Date" features a scrap metal stork-like bird and a snake. Their encounter does not appear to be going well.

Fort Pierce City Hall

Address:
100 US Hwy 1, Fort Pierce, FL
Directions:
Fort Pierce City Hall. From I-95 take exit 131 (Hwy 68/Orange Ave.) east to downtown. City Hall is on the northeast corner of US Hwy 1 and Orange Ave.
Admission:
Free
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Bird and Snake.

Large Bird Fighting a Snake

City Hall in downtown Fort Pierce has three pieces of public art on display. The most interesting of them is titled "Blind Date:" a large, stainless steel bird about to attack a copper snake. It was designed by Doug Makemson, a Georgia artist who specializes in pieces that depict animals, all made from scrap metal. The bird is about six feet tall with an eight-foot wingspan, and the snake is about two feet tall and two feet long.

The other two sculptures on the lawn are abstract: one looks like it might be a group of seagulls in flight, and the other looks like a tree trunk with six arms holding cardinals. Neither had a title plaque.

[signmanjoe, 01/25/2015]

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