Bird sculpture unveiled at Fletcher Cove
The Seabird has landed, and it’s not going anywhere, anytime soon.
On a wave-shaped perch above the cliffs of Fletcher Cove, the statue, donated in 2007 by Solana Beach residents Carol Childs and Peter House, has finally found a permanent home.
“What a wonderful place to have it. What a wonderful addition to this city. What a wonderful beginning, I feel, for art projects throughout the city,” said Councilman Joe Kellejian. “It’s a perfect home for this bird to land.”
Placement of the statue had been delayed for more than a year due to heated public debate about where it should go. The bird had been kept in storage, but now has an ocean view. That’s a pretty good real-estate upgrade for the work of art.
Childs said the gull would be the perfect addition to the Fletcher Cove Community Center remodeling project, which has already raised more than half of its goal of $500,000.
“This will represent yet another beautiful open community place, with the renovation of the community center to be followed by the renovation of the garden space in between,” she said.
— Jonathan Horn
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