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We the People

Duane Weirich's avatar Duane Weirich

Take a stroll across America's timeline that portrays images of our country's progression and how America became the best place to call home. The 5,000 lb., 8-foot by 20 foot metal sculpture starts by showing America's growth in agriculture then into our land and air transportation improvements, to space exploration and technology advancements. Alongside them, strategically placed are influential presidents and leaders as well as sports and entertainment icons. At the top, an impressive bald eagle - spanning 6-foot long with a 14-foot wingspan - watches over America, firmly clutching a bronze scroll scripted with The Preamble of the U.S. Constitution. Meticulously handcrafted, the eagle is built from 2,000 pieces of hand-cut, bent and shaped metal that gives you a sense of pride and strength for the United States. As you stand at this sculpture, think about how proud you are of America's progress! Duane Weirich, Lewis, Iowa

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 7 feet
  • Medium: Steel
  • Width: 20 feet
  • Year created: 2021
  • Height: 12 feet