Fly Away Home

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Fly Away Home 2017-05-18T21:50:05+00:00

Project Description

Location:
Dublin Spring, Historic Dublin
South Riverview at Spring Hill

Details:
Dublin Spring is located on the west side of the Scioto River, under the Route 161 (Bridge Street) bridge. From Route 161, head south on High Street (Dublin Road) and park along the street or in one of the public parking lots.  Walk east on Spring Hill toward the Scioto River. Turn left, or north, on South Riverview (there is NO PUBLIC PARKING on South Riverview). The park is accessible at the north end of South Riverview via a wooden stairway.

GPS Coordinates:
N 40 05.966
W 083 06.720

Fly Away Home Riverbox was created by artist Clare Murry Adams in 2009.

Clues:
There is NO PUBLIC PARKING on South Riverview.

  • Approach the majestic bridge and follow the winding stairs down, under, around and through the limestone structures, both natural and man-made.
  • Turn right (downstream) at the bottom of the stairs.
  • Notice Dublin Spring on the right.
  • Continue just past the Spring, and look right.

Artist and Credits:
Clare Murray Adams lives in Southington, Ohio. She specializes in encaustic art and incorporates found objects into her work. She began developing her artwork as a fiber artist, and is inspired by history and the seasons. Murray Adams is Associate Professor of Art of the Visual Art Department at Malone College in Canton, Ohio.

Fly Away Home Riverbox was inspired by the avian life sustained around the Scioto River, and the connection between the water of the river and the water of the spring. Adorned with bird images and nest structures, the Riverbox was made from found objects. The artist recognizes that these objects may no longer be useful, yet have a history. Through her artwork, she now gives them new life, new history and a new soul.

Get Inspired!

Artist Clare Murray Adams gathered her inspiration from nature, and more specifically from the avian life sustained by the Scioto River. Can you identify the types of birds that are present in central Ohio?

Adams also felt it was important to embrace the opportunity to use found objects for this artwork. Found objects are objects that were not originally intended to have artistic value (they have other meaning), but by using them in a different way they’re given a new purpose, life and soul. Just as birds use string, tree branches or straw to create nests for their young, Adams used certain found objects when fabricating her artwork. Can you identify the found objects that were used to create this riverbox?

Learn more:

Birding in Ohio

Ohio Bird Identification

Who will come to my feeder?

Building bird blinds – fun for kids!