“Great Bird” is located at the corner of Main Street and 9th Street across from the Georgetown Art Center.
Artist: Peter Mangan
Dimensions: 9’6″H x 7’6″W x 2’6″D
Materials: Galvanized and Patinated Steel with Fused Glass
This sculpture is an abstracted symbolic bird. It relates to birds, nature, and the idea of freedom.
“Living and working in Texas affects the artwork I create. The people, nature, and landscape are unique and filter into what I produce.
Creating artwork enables me to use planning and intuition to make sculptures that communicate to others. The struggle with ideas, materials, and tools is a challenge. It is rewarding to bring something original into the world and see how people respond.
Metals and glass are my primary media. The solid metal is an interesting contrast to the transparent glass. Old and new techniques are used, from laser-jet metal cutting to medieval glass painting methods.
I have been a self-employed artist for 33 years. My artwork has been shown and collected in the U.S.A., Europe, and Japan.” Peter Mangan
This piece is on loan to the City of Georgetown from the artist with support from the Georgetown Arts & Culture Board, and will be on exhibit through November 2021. To view this piece on the online Sculpture Tour map, please click here.