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Artist Elisabeth Stromme talks about bison statue she decorated. The name of bison is the Italian word for peace "Pace". She dedicated it to her son who was killed in snowmobile accident.
Artist Jan Johansen named her bison figure "West to Dakota" to recognize people who came to North Dakota in the late 1880s. Her project based on a story of her own family.
Artist Ruth Severson talks about the process of creating the bison statue for Herd About the Prairie project. She named her piece "Shattered Cloud".
Bison sculptures created within the Herd About the Prairie project were presented to the public in collaboration with the Fargo Marathon. The original bison statue was created by Joe Halko, a Montana artist.
Many schools participated in Herd About the Prairie project by making four full-size bison, seven calves and fifteen tabletops. Cheney Middle School came with the idea of decorating the bison in jigsaw puzzles.
Church artist Kim Jore named the bison she decorated "Diversity". She took the American Indian, who is overlooking the plains Badlands area at different races of people.
Monte Yellow Bird talks about bison sculpture he created for Herd About the Prairie project. It is named Buffalo Path, the gathering. To Native American people, Buffalo is the very significant part of their culture.
Beach Buff is the very first bison created by Hans Gilsdorf within Herd About the Prairie project. He got everything: rubber duck, beach towel, flippers and and goggles.
Local artist Rhonda Ness talks about creating the bison figure for the Herd About the Prairie Project. She named her bison "Flying Diva" and she used fiberglass to make wings.
Local artist, Geri Burkhart Weiner talks about bison figure she decorated for the Herd About the Prairie project. She used Van Gogh's "Stary Night" piece for painting the nightime landscape.
Learn about Minneapolis sculptor Paul Olson who started out in life never intending to be an artist of any kind. But once he found his passion, sculpting became a way of life. Paul regularly makes and sells installations to Twin Cities businesses. The Concordia College of Moorhead graduate let us follow his process and find out what drives him.
Fred Cogelow's success comes from being a self-described contrarian. With wood as his medium, the Willmar, Minnesota native blends patience, skill, and humor to create his award-winning sculptures. Learn more in this profile from Prairie Mosaic Shorts.
Chainsaw sculpture was a natural progression for Joe Van Cleave. Growing up in rural Minnesota he always appreciated nature and looked for creative outlets, so when Joe's dad started experimenting with chainsaw carving he decided to give it a try, too. Today, his work is constantly evolving as he works to improve with every new challenge. Learn more in this Prairie Mosaic Short.