New Public Art Added to the Neville Grounds

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New Public Art Added to the Neville Grounds

June 13, 2018

New Public Art Added to the Neville Public Museum Grounds
Green Bay, WI—June 13, 2018 — A new piece of public art has been added to the Neville Public Museum grounds. This life-sized bull, titled Ferdinand, was made by local artist Carl Vanderheyden and is the second Vanderheyden sculpture on the grounds. Before arriving at the Neville in 2018, Ferdinand spent his first decade in Ledgeview, Wisconsin. 
Like Tundra the mammoth, this bull is sculpted from recycled steel oil tanks. Vanderheyden prefers to work with 12-14 gauge recycled steel, because it is sturdy yet malleable enough to sculpt with.  In the artists own words, “each seemingly random hand cut piece of steel is individually cut and formed as they follow my will for their new life.”
Special thanks to Renco Machine Company, Inc. for refurbishing the base, transportation and installation.
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Submitted by:
Rachel Ott
Neville Public Museum Foundation
[email protected]
210 Museum Place
Green Bay, WI  54303
(920) 448-7874

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