The sculpture, which stands over seven feet tall, was created from recycled metal by ZimCarvings artist Odius Makoma and originally displayed at the Pitt Meadows Art Gallery as part of the African Stone Carvings & Art exhibit(July 27 to September 8, 2019).
Following the exhibit, the sculpture valued at $980, was purchased by the group 'Pitt Meadows Friends and Neighbours' who donated it to the City to represent the community spirit of being “Pitt Meadows Proud™”.
“We are appreciative of the generous donation and proud to display this incredible sculpture which not only represents our City through our support of arts but is also our iconic symbol” said Mayor Bill Dingwall. “The Heron will stand proudly in our City Hall, welcoming residents and visitors to our beautiful community.”
Due to its material and size, City staff determined the best location for the sculpture to be indoors at City Hall.