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Sculptor Albert Belleveau holds a model of a giraffe that he used to help create a 18-foot-tall giraffe made of chain, completing the sculpture 3½ years after it was commissioned by a St. Peter, Minn., farmer. Pioneer Photo/ Monte Draper

Belleveau finishes 18-foot giraffe sculpture

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Art is like fine wine -- the longer you wait, the better the product.

Sculptor Albert Belleveau has completed a 3½-year commission piece that was about to be delivered Tuesday afternoon. A farmer in the St. Peter, Minn., area had seen his "Blue Chain Jane" sculpture on display at the Minnesota Historical Center and commissioned a life-size giraffe sculpture.


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