series of meetings throughout 1994 broadened the project
into a series of 3 dimensional larger than life sized sculptures
of a moving herd of 7 bison. The siltstone materials were
selected for the sculptures from the Syncrude minesite in
January and February 1995.
initial sculpting began in May 1995 with 2 workers from
the nearby Ft. MacKay community. As work progressed into
June, Brian's brother Randy Clark was brought in as Project
Co-ordinator along with 10 more Ft. MacKay workers and Noremac
Sandblasting to make up for rainy weather delays. The majority
of work was accomplished through June & July, and completed
by the end of August.
Bison Gateway opening was held on September 3, 1995 with
Alberta Premier Ralph Klein unveiling the sculptures to
over 3400 people in attendance.
sculptures attract over 4000 tourists a year to the Bison
"A Shared Vision", hosted by actor Tom
Jackson, documented the project. Filmed by Vicom of Calgary.