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Major Works by Tom Neary - Pg. 1

USA Today  uses Tom's Sculpture in an article.

Captain Meriwether Lewis & Captain William  Clark with Mandan Chief Sheheke - at the Lewis & Clark   Interpretive Center at  Washburn, North Dakota

These statues are 12' high and constructed of core-ten steel and stainless steel, and took 4 years to build.

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    Chief Sheheke 
    Captain Meriwether Lewis           Captain William Clark  

Commissioned by LEWIS AND CLARK FORT MANDAN FOUNDATION:  http://www.fortmandan.com/


This is another of Tom's major projects. Seaman was Captain Lewis's Newfoundland dog that accompanied the expedition. Captain Lewis purchased the reliable and loveable dog while in Pittsburgh outfitting for the famous Lewis and Clark Expedition.

This six foot high, 1,400 pound corten steel statue is located at Seaman Overlook, Fort Mandan, on the banks of the Missouri River (2 miles west of the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center) near Washburn, North Dakota.

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This privately-commissioned outdoor sculpture is a lion guarding a lamb.

The lamb will remain silver in color over time, as it is made of stainless steel.

The lion (150 lbs.), however, will rust to an orange color.

 For detailed photos of this construction. 

Enlarged, detailed views of the following sculptures are found by clicking on each photo.


EAGLE - "We the People"


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Neary's first major work can be found in Custer Park on Thayer Ave. in Bismarck, ND.

The sculpture "We the People" a four-time's life-size Bald Eagle was commissioned by the Bismarck Park District and funded by the Bismarck Eagles Club to commemorate the Bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution.

The Eagle has a wing span of 32', is 16' long and weighs 3 ton. It is built with a pipe frame and covered with steel plate cut and shaped like feathers. The head and tail are stainless steel and the rest of the body is mild steel that has been allowed to oxidize (giving it a natural color).

MISTY - ''The Mermaid"

 Misty was commissioned by the Riverdale Centennial Commission      (they wanted to incorporate a mermaid as the city symbol) and was unveiled on July 4, 1990.

Riverdale had its beginnings as a town along the Garrison Dam on the Missouri River, where Lake Sacagawea was formed.

Misty is life-size at 7' tall and 200 pounds and was created of hundreds of three-quarter by one-quarter  stainless steel and brass bars welded together and ground down to a smooth finish. She is located in the town square of Riverdale, North  Dakota.



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  • The Risen Christ Sculpture is made of steel and copper,
    it stands 6ft. tall and weights 200 lb.

  • The sculpture is located in St. Edwin's Catholic Church in Washburn, ND and was dedicated on Easter Sunday 1989.

  • For detailed photos of this construction. 



    "Rusty" the turtle is in a natural setting that represents the  painted turtles that live around to town of Turtle Lake, ND.

    Rusty is made of steel and stainless steel and measures 3' tall and 14' wide and 24' long and weighs 3,000 lbs. He is located just off of highway #41 at the entrance to Turtle Lake, ND. Rusty was dedicated on Turtle Lake's 90th Anniversary during Turtle Lake Days - July 8, 1995.

     For detailed photos of this construction. 


    Located in McClusky, the geographical center of North Dakota,
    thus THE HEART OF NORTH DAKOTA. The Heart is made
    of steel I-beams, 12 x 12 x 95 and is 22' high.

    The two sides of the heart cross but do not touch.

    This sculpture sits on a concrete slab in the shape of the
    state of North Dakota.


     For detailed photos of this construction. 


    Last revised: February 24, 2019


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