The cast bronze sculpture Oiseau by Joan Miró suggests a hybrid – part avian and part human. Miró believed that forms expressed by an individual should disclose the activity of the mind that wishes to escape from its present reality, to seek out new realities.
As an example of Miró’s lifelong ability to draw inspiration from intuition and dreams, this bronze bird appears to have descended from a prehistoric age, or could personify an exact species. Oiseau's rounded sides and sharp projections lend it a cartoonlike character, exemplifying the Spanish surrealist’s whimsical sense of humor.
Oiseau can be found in the lobby of the Center Tower on Town Center Drive.