|Earth Eagle Forge
Paula and Larry Jensen
Phone: (218) 363-6910
|Migizi Manidoo (Ojibwe: Eagle Spirit)
· A little larger than life size.
· Fabricated (piece by piece) Non-cast welded and carved sculpture
· Material used: Mild steel
· Approximate weights: Eagle-- 250 pounds, Tree—125 pounds, Base—275 pounds.
(Square base is temporary until this eagle is sold. The tree can be mounted to a cement slab with boalders around it)
· Finish and patina: colors attained by heat from an acetylene torch. Brass highlights. Entire sculpture coated with polyurethane
· Approximatly 1000 hours of labor. Each feather hand carved.
Please contact Bloomers in Grand Rapids MN if you're intereseted in this sculpture
I created this sculpture using steel sheet metal. I began by forming sheet metal
to form the beak and proceeded to move back onto the head and then the body
until the basic body shape of the eagle was complete. Using a wire feed welder,
welded ‘feather’ shapes onto the body and then carving the details into each
feather using a die grinder and carbide bit. The body is a hollow metal carving.
The next step was to cut out the individual wing and tail feathers to be attached
to the eagle. Each feather was hammered (domed) and detailed using the die
grinder and carbide bit method. The feet are forged by heating and hammering
over an anvil. The entire eagle was sandblasted for cleaning and then ‘heat
colored’ using oxygen and acetylene torch. The eyes of this creature are made
from copper. The brass coloring on the beak and feet was applied by heating the
steel and brushing the metal with a brass brush. The brass is transferred onto
the steel giving it a nice patina. The base of the tree is mounted to a temporary
base for ease of moving. I left it this way so that when Migizii finds his home,
the tree can be placed onto a more permanent base of the buyer’s choice.
Price for Migizi Manidoo is $15000.00.
Approximatly 1000 labor hours of welding and hand carving the steel.
Bloomers Garden Center, Grand Rapids MN If interested
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|Photo courtesy Dean Morrill,
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