Tucson, Arizona: 14-Foot-Tall Cement Bird Totem

Erected in 2012 by artist Caryl Clement, "The Messenger" is a totem-pole-style raven with a wingspan of 19 feet, built out of over 12 tons of salvaged concrete.
Address:
E. Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ
Directions:
Northeast edge of the city. On the north side of E. Speedway Blvd, a quarter-mile west of its intersection with N. Houghton Rd.
Admission:
Free
RA Rates:
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The Messenger.

Stone Bird and Stacks

Several stacks of stones next to a stone bird. There's an inscription in metal under the wings that says "The eyes of the future are looking back at us" and "To protect what is wild is to protect what is gentle." The bird is at least 15 feet tall.

[Tony Andreaccio, 10/18/2016]

Officially titled "The Messenger," the bird is built out of over 12 tons of salvaged concrete. It was erected in 2012 by artist Caryl Clement. The stacked stones have little peepholes where visitors can see the wilderness in the distance, undistracted.

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