“Peacocks,” one of the latest additions to the Bushnell Plaza Sculpture Garden, is the work of Michael McLaughlin of Torrington, Connecticut. His bronze sculptures are “often allegorical narratives relating the harmony and interdependence found in nature,”
according to Pamela Siemon of the Fenn Gallery of Contemporary Art. McLaughlin’s work can be seen in the Sculpture Garden at the Governors Mansion and at the New Britain Museum of American Art. In 2014 he was the winner of an Art In Public Places commission; “Pelicans & Mangrove” is a permanent installation on the plaza of Florida’s Palmetto Bay Village Hall.