13. Bird MMXXIII at Governors Island

Silver bird sculpture
Photograph Courtesy of Sheila Berger

Artist Sheila Berger’s new statue, titled Bird MMXXIII, has landed on Governors Island! The bird is made of stainless steel, with a mirrored surface and crown atop its head, designed to resemble the Statue of Liberty. Viewers can see themselves on the mirrored belly and see the beautiful backdrop of the Island, encouraging a moment of peace and awareness. Berger is known for her bird creations that remind us that we share this planet and that we are equal to even the smallest of creatures. The bird is part of an effort by Governors Island to expand their range of public art displays, creating a hub for artists to widen their public reach.