Landowners reach settlement with artist over sculpture clash

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Landowners and the sculptor of the Enchanted Highway in western North Dakota have resolved a dispute concerning liability and the lease linked to the statuary road’s flagship sculpture.
In 2017, Seth and Kayla O’Donnell bought 28 acres where they planned to build their home, including the 5-acre site of “Geese in Flight.” The sculpture is located off Exit 72 on Interstate 94, at the northern end of the 32-mile Enchanted Highway of scrap metal works of art.
The couple closed public access to the 110-foot-tall, 78-ton carving in July 2017. Sculptor Gary Greff subsequently sued.
The Bismarck Tribune reports that the parties resolved the dispute outside of court in March before the trial that was scheduled for mid-April.
Both parties have declined to comment, citing the settlement’s confidentiality agreement.