DIGNITY OF EARTH AND SKY

50’ Monument*

Fabricated Stainless Steel

McKie Family - Chamberlain, South Dakota

DALE LAMPHERE ARTIST STATEMENT

Dignity of Earth and Sky is a soaring sculpture of a native woman standing high on a bluff above the Missouri River.

The starquilt is made of 128 diamonds in the colors of the water and sky that surround her.

Dignity is 50' tall, weighs 12 tons, and is made of hundreds of pieces of stainless steel.

Dignity honors the Native Nations of the Great Plains.

"My intent is for the sculpture to stand as an enduring symbol of our shared belief that all here are sacred and in a sacred place."

- Dale Claude Lamphere

 

Dignity of Earth and Sky began in 2015 and was dedicated September 17, 2016.

THE PROCESS

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