Medium: upcycled scrap metal
Dimensions: 11' x 2.5' x 4.5'
Burnaby artist Ron Simmer brings joy and delight to viewers through his creative re-use of found materials and objects. His inspiration comes from his background – commercial fisherman, steel fabricator, construction worker, boat builder, librarian – and his contact with nature through kayaking, sailing, skiing and hiking.
Big Bird represents Ron’s aspirations to promote recycling by creating whimsical and bright pop art from waste materials. He enjoys the mental game of taking consumer rejects and making the mundane and common into the unique and spectacular, repurposing consumer products into the unusual, amazing and funny.