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Stolen concrete raven returns to Ottawa artist's studio

A 57-kilogram concrete sculpture of a raven that disappeared overnight a week ago has been returned to an Ottawa artist's studio.
The concrete raven was stolen sometime overnight Saturday after someone cut the chain holding the raven down. (Christopher Griffin)

A 57-kilogram concrete sculpture of a raven that disappeared overnight a week ago has been returned to an Ottawa artist's studio.

The metre-tall sculpture was returned to outside Christopher Griffin's studio at the corner of Gladstone Avenue and Kent Street sometime Sunday night, according to Griffin, who posted the news on Facebook and Twitter.

Griffin noted in his Facebook post that whoever took the sculpture had made a small addition to it.

"Thank you as well to the person(s) responsible for doing the right thing," he wrote on Facebook. "She is in good shape even though you felt it necessary to add an eye with a sharpie marker."

Someone had cut the chain holding the raven down overnight on Saturday, Nov. 12.

Griffin is known for his concrete sculptures of various animals including elephants, turtles, raccoons and others.

The concrete raven was not the first large sculpture/piece of public art to be stolen in Ottawa. Here are some other recent incidents:

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