Spirit of Nebraska's Wilderness
First phase of complex project completed.
Spirit of Discovery
Lewis and Clark come to life.
Three large-scale contemporary sculptures installed.
Majestic eagle lands in Kansas.
Commissioning process explained.
Mailing list status.
Kent Ullberg of Corpus Christi, Texas, has just completed the first phase of his Spirit of Nebraska's Wilderness for the First National Bank of Omaha. The monument site occupies one-fourth of a city block and includes the Bank properties on all four corners of the 16th and Dodge intersection. Phase I on this wildlife monument includes 58 Canada Geese, with each of the 8-foot birds attached to a number of elements, including a large water feature, a traffic signal, light poles, the corner of a building and on 18-foot bronze trees. The culmination of the flight ends with several of the geese suspended within a beautiful glass atrium.
Boody Fine Arts, art consultant and project manager, assisted the Bank with assembling a large group of professionals to form the Team which completed this phase of the project. Most notably they included the landscape architectural firm of JVR and Associates, located in New Hampshire. Jim Reeves' other notable projects include: The Mustangs of Las Colinas's, located in Las Colinas, Texas, Thoroughbred Park, located in Lexington, KY, and Ken Ullberg's magnificent piece, Sailfish in Three Stages Ascending, located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Unfortunately, Jim passed away in February of 2002, but not before he had completed his vision for the Spirit of Nebraska's Wilderness.
Other members of the Team included the architectural firms of Leo A. Daly, HDR and RDG, two great contractors - Peter Kiewit and Sons, and the Hawkins Construction Company, The Fountain People, Architectural Granite and Marble, and a number of subcontractors.
Pat Kennedy's double life-size piece of Meriwether Lewis, William Clark and Seadog, the Newfoundland dog which accompanied the explorers, are shown here in all their glory. The Missouri River Historical Development of Sioux City, Iowa, commissioned the fifteen-foot Spirit of Discovery monument, to grace the entrance of their new Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center. The monument is in conjunction with the City's Bicentennial Celebration of the historic 1804 Expedition, The Corp of Discovery.
One the most significant contemporary sculptors of the modern era, John Henry, has just finished installing three large-scale works of art at the 116-acre Laumeier Sculpture Park in St. Louis, MO. Laumeier has the honor of belonging to a very select group of accredited sculpture parks in America. "Tatlin's Sentinel," (Yellow) is 101 feet in height, "Jaguar," (Red) is 85 feet in height and "Zach's Tower," (Black) is 25 feet in height. The works are on loan to the Park until the end of May 2003. The three works of art are available for permanent installation upon removal from the Park in the spring.
Boody Fine Arts, during the Fall of 2001, installed the double life-size bronze monument GlenEagle. The monument was sculpted by Sandy Scott from Fort Collins, Colorado and cast at Eagle Bronze in Lander, Wyoming, for Adam Development. This majestic eagle stands with a wingspan over 19-feet wide and distinguishes the entrance of an exclusive residential development, GlenEagles, in Overland Park, Kansas.
BFA, art consultant for the project, assembled appropriate artists and coordinated the preparation of the site with Sandy, the landscape architects from the HNTB Firm, and the developer. Scott's work may be seen in numerous public settings in addition to art museums. The National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, Wyoming; R.W. Norton Museum, Shreveport, Louisiana; Trammel Crow Corporation, Chicago, Illinois; The United States Military Academy, WestPoint, New York; and the Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma, are but a few of the public museums and businesses collecting Sandy's work.
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