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Meet Fiona, the new statue that will soon overlook the UTPB campus

Meet Fiona, the new statue that will soon overlook the UTPB campus

A large metal sculpture of UTPB’s newest mascot Fiona the Falcon will soon overlook the University of Texas Permian Basin (UTPB) campus.

Artist and UTPB Alumna Katherine Taylor created the stainless steel sculpture, which boasts an impressive 14-foot wingspan. The piece will soon sit atop a limestone perch in what will be called Fiona’s Court, according to UTPB.

As the university explained: “Fiona’s Court will be located in what’s currently the quad, but will soon be transformed when the University quad remodel is complete.” Until her unveiling later this year, the sculpture is perched in a crate within a campus warehouse.

According to the university, “Taylor splits her time between Texas, the Adirondack Mountains, and northern Spain where her foundry, Alfa Arte, is located.”

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