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Largest bronze eagle sculpture in California set to land in San Ramon

Statue by local artist headed to Rancho San Ramon Community Park in spring 2021

The San Ramon Golden Eagle Statue has been designed by local artist Brian Keith and will actually be made of bronze. (Photo courtesy San Ramon Arts Foundation)

San Ramon will soon be home to the largest eagle in California, when the city unveils a new bronze statue of a Golden Eagle next year.

The eagle statue is still looking for sponsors, who can support the project by donating to the San Ramon Arts Foundation. (Photo courtesy San Ramon Arts Foundation)

Commissioned by the city in 2018, the statue has been designed and actively being worked on by celebrated local artist Brian Keith, whom city staff say has earned recognition for his bronze works of art.

“During this time of uncertainty, as we all shelter-in-place, the community of San Ramon and its neighbors can look forward to viewing fine art made available to the public and be reminded of nature’s beauty and elegance. The San Ramon Eagle is a symbol of the beauty of wildlife at its finest. I can’t wait to have the San Ramon Eagle become a part of the tapestry of my hometown,” Keith said in a statement.

The San Ramon eagle sculpture is set to land at Rancho San Ramon Community Park in spring 2021. City officials say the statue will stretch 13 feet and be displayed poised in defense, wings outstretched and curved into a protective stance.

Sponsorships and community giving opportunities are available in partnership with the San Ramon Arts Foundation online at sanramonarts.org.

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Patrons can donate up to $2,500 via credit card or via check -- a sponsorship form can be printed out online on the Arts Foundation website.

"The Eagle, as conceived by the artist, is posed in a majestic protection stance, bridging old and new communities in San Ramon, honoring the city’s commitment to freedom, open space and natural wildlife," San Ramon Arts Foundation staff said. "Once completed, the San Ramon Eagle will be the largest bronze eagle in the State of California -- a unifying figure and centerpiece for public events, patriotic remembrances and community gatherings."

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Largest bronze eagle sculpture in California set to land in San Ramon

Statue by local artist headed to Rancho San Ramon Community Park in spring 2021

by / Danville San Ramon

Uploaded: Sun, Jul 19, 2020, 5:56 pm

San Ramon will soon be home to the largest eagle in California, when the city unveils a new bronze statue of a Golden Eagle next year.

Commissioned by the city in 2018, the statue has been designed and actively being worked on by celebrated local artist Brian Keith, whom city staff say has earned recognition for his bronze works of art.

“During this time of uncertainty, as we all shelter-in-place, the community of San Ramon and its neighbors can look forward to viewing fine art made available to the public and be reminded of nature’s beauty and elegance. The San Ramon Eagle is a symbol of the beauty of wildlife at its finest. I can’t wait to have the San Ramon Eagle become a part of the tapestry of my hometown,” Keith said in a statement.

The San Ramon eagle sculpture is set to land at Rancho San Ramon Community Park in spring 2021. City officials say the statue will stretch 13 feet and be displayed poised in defense, wings outstretched and curved into a protective stance.

Sponsorships and community giving opportunities are available in partnership with the San Ramon Arts Foundation online at sanramonarts.org.

Patrons can donate up to $2,500 via credit card or via check -- a sponsorship form can be printed out online on the Arts Foundation website.

"The Eagle, as conceived by the artist, is posed in a majestic protection stance, bridging old and new communities in San Ramon, honoring the city’s commitment to freedom, open space and natural wildlife," San Ramon Arts Foundation staff said. "Once completed, the San Ramon Eagle will be the largest bronze eagle in the State of California -- a unifying figure and centerpiece for public events, patriotic remembrances and community gatherings."

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Al
Alamo
on Jul 19, 2020 at 11:15 pm
Al, Alamo
on Jul 19, 2020 at 11:15 pm
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According to the cancel culture crowd this is a Nazi symbol.


Carl
Danville
on Jul 20, 2020 at 4:35 am
Carl , Danville
on Jul 20, 2020 at 4:35 am
2 people like this

I don't like the way the legs look. I've never seen an eagle look like that. I would like it if the legs were more straighter. I would think in real life that an eagle has no stability in his lower body like that.


Californian
Danville
on Jul 20, 2020 at 7:23 am
Californian, Danville
on Jul 20, 2020 at 7:23 am
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Statues are offensive to some. It will be torn down... just a matter of time.


Stacy Spink
another community
on Jul 20, 2020 at 9:31 am
Stacy Spink, another community
on Jul 20, 2020 at 9:31 am
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I hear the Perigrine Falcons and some other raptors find it offensive and may organize a protest flight and tear it down...


Peggie Peterson Pazzi
Montair Elementary School
on Jul 20, 2020 at 2:21 pm
Peggie Peterson Pazzi, Montair Elementary School
on Jul 20, 2020 at 2:21 pm
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Brian Keith is an amazing artist. He is amazingly humble, as well. Have you seen his sculptures around the edge of the pond at Blackhawk museum?


Joe
San Ramon
on Jul 20, 2020 at 4:49 pm
Joe, San Ramon
on Jul 20, 2020 at 4:49 pm
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Love art but I don't think it should made out of bronze; someone is going to try and steal it.


John
San Ramon
on Jul 21, 2020 at 12:44 am
John, San Ramon
on Jul 21, 2020 at 12:44 am
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Why are we paying for this statue? Seems like a waste of money. Why not fund our schools more? Or invest in our community more. This is superfluous but frankly not unexpected in a town filled with tone-deaf privileged folk.


Kjgamble
San Ramon
on Jul 21, 2020 at 7:07 am
Kjgamble, San Ramon
on Jul 21, 2020 at 7:07 am
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A symbol of racism and white privilege for sure. Lol.


Jrm
San Ramon
on Jul 21, 2020 at 8:04 pm
Jrm, San Ramon
on Jul 21, 2020 at 8:04 pm
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This will look great next to the six story hotel!


Carol Kaplan
San Ramon
on Jul 23, 2020 at 10:17 am
Carol Kaplan, San Ramon
on Jul 23, 2020 at 10:17 am
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Something of beauty finally in San Ramon! The City Center is a disgrace, there is no beauty there at all, I haven't found anyone who likes the design of that place! I am proud we have an artist in our community who cares about San Ramon.


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