Rip was asked by the developer of this large residential and gold course development to create a circular entryway artwork that was representative of the natural beauty within the community.
The monumental piece portrays a bald eagle with talons reaching forward and a wingspan of nearly 14 feet. The Eagle appears to be in motion, about to land on a nearby boulder. The boulder sits within a leafy landscape, in the center of one of the town’s major thoroughfares.
Rip worked directly with the developer and the landscape architect, completing the project within budget and on schedule. The piece is intended to suggest two messages: the eagle acts as guardian protector to the area residents, and conveys a message of ‘landing’, or coming home. Residents of the area and even visitors note that Guardian Spirit is a valuable community landmark.
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