Meet the newest addition to the Neville Public Museum grounds! This mammoth created by local artist Carl Vanderheyden, is made from recycled steel oil tanks and found objects. These materials and the process create a signature style that can be seen throughout Brown County and across the nation. In this sculpture, his largest creation to date, Vanderheyden captures the strength and movement of an extinct creature. The mammoth joins our other outdoor sculptures including Mama and Baby Bones, our signature dinosaurs.
We are so excited about this public art piece but it’s yet to be named. We are opening naming up to our visitors! All you have to do is take a picture of or with our mammoth and post it on a public Instagram account with the #NevilleMammoth. Include your name suggestion and feel free to get creative! Please be respectful of the artist’s hard work by not climbing or hanging on the piece.
Name suggestions will be taken until August 7th. The top 5 names will be chosen and put to public vote in the month of August. You can also submit your photograph and suggestion by emailing [email protected]We can’t wait to see your photos and name suggestions!