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Posted on: August 20, 2018

The Eagle has Landed!

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The Eagle has Landed: Madison County receives new sculpture


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The Eagle has landed! Today, Madison County received its brand new stainless steel eagle sculpture that will replace the current fiberglass eagle that is perched above the courthouse steps.

The Eagle sculpture was created by James Seaman, an artist from the Finger Lakes Region.  According to Seaman the Eagle took about six weeks to construct.  It has a wing span of about five and half feet and weighs over a hundred pounds. 

“This project has been a challenge for me, but it has been exciting to research the original statue and work on one to replace it.  It has been an honor to put the cherry on top of the courthouse,” said Seaman.

The new statue will remain inside the Madison County Office Building for the public to view until the new Lady Justice Statue is ready at the end of October.  Then both will take their rightful place on the rooftop overlooking the County. 

“James Seaman created a beautiful piece of artwork that is going to go on the Courthouse,” said Madison County Chairman John Becker. “As renovations were beginning, many people commented that they would like to see a replacement for the eagle that currently sits above the Courthouse.  We are excited to have such a fitting piece of art to be perched above the Courthouse for years to come.”

James Seaman also sculpted the eagles at Griffiss International Sculpture Garden and Montezuma Wildlife Refuge.

IThe Eagle 1John Becker, Chairman and James Seaman, Sculptor

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