West Bend Friends of Sculpture

Nice Spirit and Ornithopod

1. “Nice Spirit” and 2. “Ornithopod,” by Narendra Patel, a professor emeritus of sculpture at UW-Milwaukee, are works of reinforced concrete. Patel had a good friend who was exceptionally good with her students. After Patel’s friend died of leukemia, he created “Nice Spirit” in her memory. Its counterpart, “Ornithopod,” reaches back to a prehistoric flying reptile, which had two prominent legs and a supporting tail. Both sculptures are placed in Regner Park near the pond, where its moisture adds an element of mossy colors to the patina. Patel donated the pieces to West Bend in 1997. Google Map (new window)

 Nice Spirit Ornithopod