STAWELL - A sculpture of an Eagle made in Queensland has landed at Colin and Carol Hateley's property near Stawell.
The work of art, created by Andrew Hotz won first prize in the viewers choice category at the River Festival in Theodore, Queensland.
Theodore was one of the first towns to flood during the Summer floods of 2010.
Mr Hotz said it has been two years in the the making, but only took a couple of months to construct.
"Carol said about two years ago she wouldn't mind an eagle, so it came towards the end of last year and I thought I better get to it," he said.
Mr Hotz said he used a range of materials to construct the feature which stands one metre tall and has a wing span of 2.8 metres.
The range of materials used in the construction of the piece included steel, barbed wire, a metal rod and rims.
"It really is a piece of junk art," he said.
Carol Hateley said she was happy to see the sculpture rest in her front drive.
"It is outstanding, he has done a fantastic job," she said.
Mrs Hateley said childhood memories were the reason for her wanting an Eagle.
"I grew up in Glenorchy and the tallest tree that I could see from my house had a wedge tail eagle nest in it," she said.
"I could often see the birds flying to and from the nest."
Mr Hotz said transporting the sculpture almost 2,000 kilometres from Queensland was an interesting experience.
"Travelling through Deniliquin we had the police stop and take a look, they were wondering what we were up to," he said.
The Eagle has been built as a weathervane to tell the direction of the wind and spin 360 degrees.
Mr Hotz who spent a week in Victoria will be heading back to Queensland to work on his next sculpture, a frill neck lizard.