Created By: Cornell Lab of Ornithology
To find these sculptures, visit the Adelson Library at the end of the upstairs hallway.
Bill Reid became interested in artistic creation during his years in high school. He developed his talents at the Kansas City Art Institute for sculpture and then at Cranbrook Academy of Art for an MFA in sculpture. While there, his passion for metal and heat inspired his work with an oxy acetylene torch which he now uses in his works today. His favorite animals to create are birds, though he does work on others such as narwhals, anteaters, flamingos, and whales. Bill was personally asked by Mrs. Gene Johnson to create a piece for the Lab and responded with his Ivory Billed Woodpecker which is now present in the Lab's Visitor Center. Bill states that he "often puts nice clothes and shoes on them so they might get more respect".
This point of interest is part of the tour: Art Walk