Laguna Beach Sculpture - Is It a Bird?

Photo taken by author, Deborah Dian; all rights reserved
Laguna Woods, California
April 5, 2016 5:32pm CST
This is a photo of another sculpture from Laguna Beach, California. I have no idea what it is supposed to be, so I just called it the "weird bird," and my friends know exactly what I am talking about. However, I have no idea what the artist intended ... or if they intended anything specific by it. The wonderful thing about interesting art is that we can all interpret it in our own way. What do you think it is?
18 people like this
19 responses
@JudyEv (136396)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Apr 16
I guess it looks more like a bird than anything else! I was trying to make something of a 'spear' impacting into a ball but a bird was easier. :)
3 people like this
• Laguna Woods, California
8 Apr 16
I can see your idea of a spear impacting a ball. That probably makes as much sense as a bird. I really wanted to hear more ideas so I could expand the way I "see" it whenever I walk by!
1 person likes this
@JudyEv (136396)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Apr 16
@DeborahDiane It is interesting to learn what others can see. And it can then change our whole way of thinking about something.
1 person likes this
• Laguna Woods, California
11 Apr 16
@JudyEv - Yes, seeing how someone else views a work of art can change the way we see it, too.
1 person likes this
• Eugene, Oregon
6 Apr 16
It must be a bird, but whatever it is, I like it.
2 people like this
• Laguna Woods, California
8 Apr 16
I feel the same way! Whatever this sculpture is, I like it! LOL
1 person likes this
• United States
5 Apr 16
I typically prefer something I can recognize. I've never been a big fan of abstract or modern art or whatever that is!
2 people like this
• Laguna Woods, California
8 Apr 16
I know a lot of people do not like abstract art. Most of us like to make "sense" of what we see! LOL
1 person likes this
• United States
6 Apr 16
most interestin' indeed! the bottom portion kinda looks like a whale from this angle? perhaps a flamingo's sittin' atop its blow hole? lol. search me, hon. 'tis somethin' else though, eh?
1 person likes this
• Laguna Woods, California
8 Apr 16
A flamingo on top of a whale's blow hole! That's a cool, creative suggestion! I will look at that view of it, the next time I walk by.
1 person likes this
• United States
8 Apr 16
@DeborahDiane lol, perhaps 'tis the artists vision 'f the whale expellin' water? i'd love to see't from diff'rent angles coz now ya truly've my curiosity jest hummin'! big hugs!
1 person likes this
• Laguna Woods, California
11 Apr 16
@crazyhorseladycx - Ahhh! That's a great idea, Crazy! A whale expelling water. I never thought of that one!
1 person likes this
@MGjhaud (20864)
• Philippines
6 Apr 16
i cant make out anything as well haha. do you have another angle?
1 person likes this
• Laguna Woods, California
11 Apr 16
I didn't take a picture from another angle. Next time, I will have to do that!
1 person likes this
@MGjhaud (20864)
• Philippines
11 Apr 16
@DeborahDiane ok, i'll wait for it. then maybe i could help you figure it out.
1 person likes this
@just4him (128382)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
6 Apr 16
It looks like a flamingo missing it's legs.
1 person likes this
• Laguna Woods, California
8 Apr 16
Oh! I like that suggestion .... a flamingo missing it's legs!
1 person likes this
@just4him (128382)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Apr 16
@DeborahDiane That's what it reminded me of.
1 person likes this
@Lucky15 (33687)
• Philippines
6 Apr 16
Ahmm.. i don't see anything that will make it a bird ;(
1 person likes this
• Laguna Woods, California
8 Apr 16
Ha Ha! If you don't see a bird, that is perfectly OK. I just couldn't think of anything else!
1 person likes this
@Lucky15 (33687)
• Philippines
8 Apr 16
1 person likes this
• United States
5 Apr 16
I believe it is a perched bird yes. It is surely not a snake so it has to be a bird. I dont care what it is as it is by the lovely ocean lolz Means I want to be there.
1 person likes this
• Laguna Woods, California
8 Apr 16
I agree! Whatever it is, it has an incredible view of the Pacific Ocean.
1 person likes this
• United States
8 Apr 16
@DeborahDiane I want it
1 person likes this
@Hannihar (44103)
10 Nov 17
I am thinking it is a swan like thing. It has a long neck. It is very different.
1 person likes this
• Laguna Woods, California
10 Nov 17
@Hannihar - Yes, it is hard to tell what the artist intended to make, but it looks to me more like a bird than anything!
1 person likes this
@shshiju (10557)
• Cochin, India
6 Apr 16
May be the artist lacks the raw material to finish his work. Lol
1 person likes this
• Laguna Woods, California
8 Apr 16
Ha Ha! Now there's an idea! Perhaps the sculpture is unfinished! LOL
1 person likes this
@norcal (3213)
• Nevada City, California
6 Apr 16
Yeah, I don't think so. I think it's a sculpture. The artist's inner feelings or something.
1 person likes this
• Laguna Woods, California
8 Apr 16
Ahhh! An expression of inner feelings. That's a cool way to describe this sculpture, too!
1 person likes this
@Susan2015 (21931)
• United States
6 Apr 16
It does kind of look like a bird, it looks like wings on the side.
1 person likes this
• Laguna Woods, California
8 Apr 16
Yes, I think the things on the side of the sculpture look like wings ... sort of. That is what it seemed like to me, too.
@jaboUK (55201)
• United Kingdom
6 Apr 16
I find the shape quite pleasing, but don't think it looks like anything particular.
1 person likes this
• Laguna Woods, California
8 Apr 16
In reality, that is probably the best way to think of it ... as something pleasing, but nothing in particular! LOL
1 person likes this
@Morleyhunt (21305)
• Canada
6 Apr 16
In the thumbnail I thought it was a diving squirrel. Hmm, I think I would need to see it in real before I could accurately judge what it looks like.
1 person likes this
• Laguna Woods, California
8 Apr 16
Ohhh! A diving squirrel. That is a cool suggestion. I love looking at it through the eyes of other people. It is mind-expanding!
1 person likes this
@jstory07 (71052)
• Roseburg, Oregon
5 Apr 16
It does not look like anything to me.
1 person likes this
• Laguna Woods, California
8 Apr 16
Perhaps it is not supposed to look like anything that is "real." After all, I have never seen anything that looks like it!
@rakski (23294)
• Philippines
5 Apr 16
could not make anything out of it now but I will think about it though.
1 person likes this
• Laguna Woods, California
8 Apr 16
Ha Ha! I cannot make anything out of it, really. I just said bird because that was all I could think of!
@Juliaacv (34103)
• Canada
5 Apr 16
It almost looks like a miniature submarine with a little handle on it. I think it looks nice though.
1 person likes this
• Laguna Woods, California
11 Apr 16
I love the idea of a miniature submarine with a little handle on it. That is a clever way to think of this sculpture!
1 person likes this
@Corbin5 (119022)
• United States
5 Apr 16
Well, it does look like that sculpture could take off in flight and I would name that sculpture "Freedom." Not sure if it is a bird or other free-flying creature.
1 person likes this
• Laguna Woods, California
11 Apr 16
Wow! I love the idea of naming the sculpture "Freedom." That is perfect!
@salonga (27955)
• Philippines
6 Apr 16
I can't really understand what this is.