Located on the Ohio River in downtown Louisville’s Waterfront Park,
Flock of Finns is an installation of 28 painted metal sculptures based on the work of folk artist Marvin Finn.
Finn was born in 1913 in the small town of Clio, AL, where he learned to whittle wood to make his own toys. He settled in Louisville during WWII and continued his whimsical woodworking, becoming even more committed to his craft after the death of his wife in 1966.
1972 marked the public debut of Finn’s work and, in 2000, his previous bird pieces formed the basis for this collection of metal sculptures to be displayed in his adopted hometown of Louisville. He passed away in 2007, having seen Flock of Finns on public display.
These birds are silly and amazing!
Heh, beyond the sculptures you can see the Kentucky Fried Chicken Yum! Center. Yum!
To see more of Marvin Finn’s work, check out his retrospective site.