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Flock

Submitted by Nicholas Crombach

Client: City of Niagara Falls

Location: Niagara Falls, ON, Canada

Completion date: 2023

Project Team

Artist

Nicholas Crombach

Municipal Government

City of Niagara Falls

Overview

Flock, consists of a cast aluminum sculpture depicting three migratory songbirds frozen in flight. Rendered at a larger than life scale and positioned to create a roughly pyramidal shape, these unique yet unified birds represent three of the many diverse bird species who migrate to and from the Niagara region each year, much like the tourists and locals who travel to and from Niagara in various seasons.

The three birds represented in this small patchwork flock are each distinct species. The species depicted are the scarlet tanager, the black-throated blue warbler, and the American goldfinch—all of which are migratory birds whose breeding grounds, their conceptual “home base”, includes the Niagara region.

Goals

My intent for the Niagara Falls Exchange Public Art Project was to reflect the local ecosystem and multifaceted culture of Niagara Falls and the NFX.