An exciting and innovative new monument is taking shape on the Great Plains.
Led by South Dakota Artist Laureate Dale Lamphere, a team of professionals in the Black Hills is steadily working to create Dignity.
The sculpture will be placed at the Lewis & Clark rest area near Chamberlain. The soaring 50’ stainless steel sculpture depicts an American Indian woman holding a star quilt made of diamonds in shades of blue. In response to the wind, the diamonds will flutter like aspen leaves.
“Wind and sun will pass through the sculpture so that rather than resisting the natural environment she moves with it,” Lamphere said. “She is of the earth and sky and the water that surrounds her.”