Artist

Bennett Brien

Nationality

Native American, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa

Title of Work

Soaring Eagle

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Date of Work

2000

Medium

Welded rebar

Height

17'

Width

12'

Collection/Provenance

UND Public Sculpture and Installations

Status

Displayed: Soaring Eagle Prairie

Location

UND Campus, behind Chester Fritz Library

Artist Bio

From plaque:

Bennett Brien ('84, '88) is a native of Belcourt, ND. He is experienced in several medias, ranging from acrylic to various metals. Bennett Brien is well recognized in the northern states and is best known for two sculptures, a buffalo and an Arabian horse, located on the state capitol grounds in Bismarck, ND.

Additional Information

Plaque reads:

"Soaring Eagle"

This sculpture is presented to the students at the University of North Dakota as a generous gift from Col. Eugene E. Myers, Palm Beach, FL. "Soaring Eagle" depicts the personal and educational growth students experience during their journey through college. The Eagle represents the search for knowledge, truth and wisdom. The Tree represents family, change and growth through life. The Limbs represent the many different paths which can be taken. The Base symbolizes UND as a starting point - a foundation for life and success.

DEDICATED

OCTOBER 6, 2000

THE DONOR:

Col. Eugene E. Myers ('36, '38) is a native of Grand Forks, ND. Serving as a high ranking officer in the U.S. military, and in leadership roles at several major galleries and universities, Col. Myers has a great understanding and appreciation for art. He has provided major financial support for art and art education at UND for many years and has purchased significant volumes for the art education collection at the Chester Fritz Library.

THE SCULPTOR:

Bennett Brien ('84, '88) is a native of Belcourt, ND. He is experienced in several medias, ranging from acrylic to various metals. Bennett Brien is well recognized in the northern states and is best known for two sculptures, a buffalo and an Arabian horse, located on the state capitol grounds in Bismarck, ND.

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