Shown at right is the monument and shown below are a series of pictures that depict the creation of the monument.
|The powerful presence of the American Bald Eagle|
|The massive clay figure towers above the artist in the Lander studio|
|The general lines and basic masses of a monument must be simple|
|Masses must be balanced around a central axis|
|The resin cast maquette in the foreground|
|The overall contours are suggestive of flight|
Shown below, is the recently completed small study of the eagle monument. Although a clay sketch was created similar to this several years ago, it was never cast. The monument was so enormous that a larger maquette was needed in order to increase the size of the sculpture and obtain correct proportions. Shown above is the larger maquette being used as a guide.