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Ferdinand the Bull

Category: Sculptures


210 Museum Place View on Google Maps
Green Bay, WI 54303


Broadway District

About the Artist

Artist: Carl Vanderheyden

Artist Statement:
Ferdinand is a life-sized bull made by Carl Vanderheyden and is the second animal sculpture by this artist on the museum grounds. Prior to arriving at the Neville, Ferdinand spent his first decade ten miles south of the museum in the community of Ledgeview, Wisconsin.

Like Tundra the mammoth, this bull is sculpted from recycled steel oil tanks. Vanderheyden prefers to work with 12-14 gauge recycled steel, because it is sturdy, yet malleable enough for adding flesh to his animal sculptures.

Special thanks to Alex Renard & Megan Dickman-Renard. Additional support from Renco Machine Company, Inc. and Primum Bonum.

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