Bird in Hand| Straneys Bridge, Cnr of Lachlan Valley Way (South Condobolin Road) & Hodges Road, Jemalong

'Bird in Hand' captures the importance of the wetlands to the Australian environment. The wetlands act as a natural flood mitigators and they also recycle nutrients into the soil, filter water and most importantly provide a habitat for a diverse range of wildlife. 

 

This sculpture reminds viewers that we need to preserve and protect this important environment and its future, including all creatures such as native birds, as of which are 'in our hands'. 

Mike Van Dam (Gold Coast) | Steel | 2021