Penguins on a Waterfall - Yolanda Vandergaast
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Penguins on a Waterfall - Yolanda Vandergaast

Artist: Yolanda Vandergaast
Painted Aluminium
3' tall

The most regal of all penguins, the Emperor penguins in the Odette Sculpture Park stand erect overlooking the Detroit River. Residents of the Antarctic, these elegant sculptured birds are almost life-size in this rendition, standing 100-130 cm high and weighing 60-80 pounds.

Created out of aluminium and painted by artist Yolanda Vandergaast, Penguins on a Waterfall presents a playful image of strength and endurance. Standing tall even in strong and high winter winds, these flightless birds are searching for home and waiting for summer. Tremendous swimmers, the Penguins appear ready to dive into the Detroit River.

Penguins on a Waterfall integrates the gentle sloping of the riverfront park with a customized waterfall of slate and granite rocks. Each penguin stands independently yet united into the landscape and the community of three.‚Äč

Anne - Leo Mol

Apatosaurus and Triceratops

Audio Corridor - Ian Lazarus

Bell Measure - Stephen Cruise

Business Man on a Horse - William McElcheran

Chicken and Egg - Morton Katz

Claim Post - Scott McKay

Composition with Five Elements - Haydn Davies

Consolation - Joe Rosenthal

Consophia - Ian Lazarus

Cordella - Maryon Kantaroff

Dancing Bear - Pauta Saila

Eve's Apple - Edwina Sandys

Flying Men - Dame Elisabeth Frink

Ground to Ask the Sky - Royden Mills


King and Queen - Sorel Etrog

Morning Flight - Gerald Gladstone

Obelisk - Sigmund Reszetnik

Penguins on a Waterfall - Yolanda Vandergaast

Racing Horses - Derrick Stephan Hudson

Rinterzo - Joseph DeAngelis

Salutation - Ralph Hicks

Space Plough 2 - Sorel Etrog

Tembo - Derrick Stephan Hudson

The Columns - Ronald Zerafa

The Garden - Maryon Kantaroff

The Sisters and Sisters II - Morton Katz


Tohawah - Anne Harris

Tower Song - Ted Bieler

Trees - Toni Putnam

Union Six - Bruce Watson

Voyageur Canoe - Ralph Ireland