Golden Ears Way Eagle
This large golden eagle marks the beginning of Golden Ears Way in Surrey.
Artist: Bernie Jestrabek-Hart
Location: Golden Ears Way, just east of Highway 15
Category: Private collection
Developer: Province of BC
Year Installed: 2009
About Golden Ears Way Eagle
Made of aluminum, this large golden eagle sculpture sits along a marker for Golden Ears Way. This road begins in Surrey and leads to the Golden Ears Bridge that connects Langley with Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge. The eagle has a wingspan of five metres and is finished with powder-coated gold.
The bridge got its name from a local naming contest organized by TransLink. It relates to nearby natural phenomena such as Golden Ears Provincial Park and the golden eagle, a local species featured in information panels along the bike pedestrian lanes of the bridge.
About the Artist
Bernie Jestrabek-Hart is an acclaimed sculptor who has made sculptures for collectors throughout the world. She graduated from Boise State University in Idaho and has worked with steel, aluminum, stainless steel, and barbed wire. Her range of works includes monumental sculptures for landmarks and school mascots to smaller pieces for homes and gardens. She lives in California where she creates with fabric in her apartment living room/studio.