‘Recycling Eagle’ Sculpture Released On Earth Day

Burnaby artist Bill Thomson, places his ‘Recycling Eagle’ sculpture at the new Vancouver Convention Centre building. Bill’s ‘Recycling Eagle’ is one of over 150 ‘Eagles in the City’ to be located in towns around the province from April 2009 to April 2010. The project is sponsored by the BC Lions Society.




The artist states: ‘Recycling Eagle’, is a urban eagle with a sharp eye for salvage and a popular culture flair for ‘bling’. The silvery wings are embellished with the shiny backs of recycled license plates along with a built in LED light system on the trailing edge of the wings. Check out Thomson’s unique ‘Recycling Eagle’, on your next visit to the waterfront.

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Who is Bill Thomson?

Bill Thomson approaches his art making as a visual exploration of the everyday world around him. He revisits traditional perceptions of the relationship between form and function; as he transforms found or recycled materials into 'one-of-a-kind' assemblage sculptures.In addition, Bill creates delightful Collages, Book Covers, Photographs, Signs, Artist Trading Cards, Art Clocks, Art Crosses, Garden Art, Fish Art, Digital Photography and other alternative works.


  1. Bill Thomson - April 26, 2009

    I will not build or install 150 of the Eagles myself . 150 different artists will paint and embellish a similar eagle fiberglass sculpture for different towns around BC (not along the highways as written by the web reporter) . The ‘Eagles in The City’ are auctioned off at the end of the project by the sponsor ( Lions Society of BC ) to support local charities such as the Vancouver Chrildren’s Hospital and Vancouver Cannuck Place for Children. All great causes. Look up http://www.eaglesinthecity.com , then
    click on Vancouver , eagle gallery for images.

    Bill specializes in art made from recycled materials.

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