“It was not an afterthought that prompted Veritas owner Neil Nedelisky to commission Caswell to produce a 14-foot tall bald eagle in the act of alighting, Guardian Spirit, and to install the statue at the entryway of Eagle Landing, the company’s golf course community near Portland. Since 1994, Nedelisky has declined to plan a development without art assuming center stage. ‘Bronzes have a permanence and character you cannot get any other way,’ he says.”
Thoughts on Rip Caswell’s Guardian Spirit by freelance writer Laura Zuckerman, from the article “They Walk Among Us”, published in Western Art & Architecture Winter/Spring 2008.
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