Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Owl Mania?



I'm really wondering what the story is behind these owl 'sculptures'... I've seen them in a myriad of locations, from a Venice Beach house to a gas station in South Los Angeles. This one was glimpsed through a fence by my classmate Tricia when we were taking photos in her neighborhood (Bucktown).

My conjecture is that these were really big in the '70s and they're just left over from that time? Perhaps they're the more mysterious cousin of the lawn gnome?

2 comments:

amyk said...

i think they're meant to be scarecrows for your garden...

i've seen them sold at garden and hardwarde stores all over town.

gotta keep little critters from eating all the veggies...

Nic said...

yeah, they're meant to scare off pigeons, stop them from pooping all over the place. They are everywhere on top of buildings in NY too (I was perplexed too when I first spotted them everywhere).

btw, nice photos!