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Major Works by Tom Neary - Pg. 2.
The sculpture, commissioned by Pete and Mary Ellen Naaden, is located on their ranch one mile west of Braddock, ND.
The Cross on the Prairie sculpture is over 19' tall and 10' across. The Christ figure itself stands 7.5' tall, and is built using 304 stainless steel sheer strips. The sculpture was then sand-blasted to take away the shine and grinder marks.
Over 300 lbs. of 308 stainless welding wire was used. The cross is made with 4 x 8 steel tubing that is allowed to rust.
The buffalo's face was meant to appear as though it was done in Native American bead work, so about 3,000 one-inch square pieces of steel and stainless steel were cut and welded into place.
KENMARE GEESE -
The silhouette of the 3 Canadian geese landing in a sunset was commissioned by the Goosefest Committee and erected in Centennial Park, Kenmare, ND. (October 1996)
The sculpture, located along U.S. Hwy #52, stands 22' tall and weighs about 2,000 lbs. The clouds and sun rays are stainless steel and the geese are rusted steel.
These sculptures of 3 junior high band students playing musical instruments, commemorated the 40th anniversary of the founding of Eckroth Music in Mandan in 1972.
They are located outside Eckroth Music's outdoor plaza in Bismarck, North Dakota.
The Keeper is a sculpture created by students at United Tribes Technical College's Art/Art Marketing Department in Bismarck, ND.
Tom was called upon to consult, teach and give guidance to the students who built the sculpture.
The Keeper is a 2,500 lb. steel eagle that stands 8' high on a 3' pedestal.
THE BROKEN LANCE
The Broken Lance was created in memory of a friend of Toms: Gary McMillan of Fordville, ND, who was murdered in 1989.
Completed in 1991, this sculpture is 14' tall, and is located in University Park at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks.
Native American history tells: "When a Native American warrior would die, his lance would be broken to release the spirit of the lance to follow its owner's spirit."
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