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Breathtaking Stainless Bald Eagle Sculpture Valued at $250,000

Steve Nielsen spent over 2,000 hours creating this one-of-a-kind masterpiece. 

Steve Nielsen has a mind-boggling knack for working with metal, to say the least.

We first introduced you to Nielsen's work earlier this month, showcasing a polished stainless steel walleye piece he designed and sculpted to raise funds for the conservation of walleye and their waters.

That piece was auctioned off at a Fish Futures banquet April 26 with a high bid of $10,000.

And although that polished metal walleye was a thing of eye-catching beauty, this bald eagle sculpture definitely defines supreme craftsmanship.

One I dug out from the 2013 archives. Polished stainless steel bald #eagle. #SteveNielsenArt

Posted by Steve Nielsen Art - Metal & Airbrush Artist on Sunday, December 9, 2018

The eagle was a commissioned sculpture built for the city of Oroville, California. This project took over 2,000 hours to complete, and was a work in progress between 2009 and 2013.

Posted by Steve Nielsen Art - Metal & Airbrush Artist on Tuesday, December 11, 2018

It can be viewed during regular business hours at Oroville's City Hall.

#tbt throwing it back. Cool angle of the stainless eagle sculpture I built a few years ago. It's all about the #details.Photo by JC Whetstone #SteveNielsenArt #eagle #baldeagle #eaglesculpture #eagleart

Posted by Steve Nielsen Art - Metal & Airbrush Artist on Thursday, September 13, 2018

The eagle's wingspan is an incredible 6 1/2 feet wide, and it features 4,000 individual, hand-sanded, polished feathers, each welded on one-by-one.

FB memory popped up from 7 year ago today. This was one of the legs for the #eagle #sculpture. Over a month invested in...

Posted by Steve Nielsen Art - Metal & Airbrush Artist on Thursday, May 4, 2017

This is a truly stunning sculpture, which displays a rare talent unlike anything we've seen.

Posted by Steve Nielsen Art - Metal & Airbrush Artist on Thursday, March 15, 2018

Be sure to check out Nielsen's Facebook page HERE and his Instagram page HERE.

Images via Steve Nielsen Art - Metal and Airbrush Artist (Facebook)

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