John McKenna sculptor - above with sculpture almost complete - created the bird sculpture totally from grade 316 stainless steel, fabricating it in his Turnberry sculpture studio, Ayrshire, Scotland. The sculpture surface was satin finished using polishing mops before delivery to its site in England.
Above picture shows John McKenna with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth discussing the Year of the Jersey project and showing her examples of his sculptural works.
This stainless steel bird sculpture of a hovering Kestrel.measures 6 metres across its wingspan by 4 metres high sited on a building facade 14 metres high.
The Kestrel was commissioned by the client for the Citadel Logistics Building on the Black Country Spine route, near Bilston in the West Midlands.
The Kestrel concept for the artwork came about through design research work undertaken by A4A associate Steve Field drawin on Natural History information on the former site