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Sculptor Wanda Odegard stands Monday morning with her super-sized bald eagle made of bronze and stainless steel. The welder has spent 10 years, summers only, working on the project welding one feather at a time. Pioneer Photo/Monte Draper

Artist creates giant eagle

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"Never rush a labor of love," said Wanda Odegard, who for the last 10 years has been creating a bronze and stainless steel bald eagle.


The super-sized work of art boasts a 16-foot wingspan and an eight-foot long body with some wicked looking talons holding a fish made of stainless steel. Odegard named the sculpture "Spirit of Freedom."

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