Trygve (Tig) Seland (1908 - 1986)

Tig Seland created his community monuments with fibreglass, cement and wire mesh. Tig lived in Drumheller and was a very prolific artist. He built about 32 monuments in Drumheller alone. Most of these were featured in a tourist park called Prehistoric Park which was located in the hills southwest of town. The dinosaur statues have since been taken from there and placed throughout the community (a 30 Foot Jesus statue was left in its original location).

Additional Information

Born: May 11, 1908 (New York, NY)
Died: November 30, 1986 (Calgary, AB)

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1962
T-Rex - John Bissett
Tyrannosaurus Rex
Drumheller, AB
1962?
T-Rex - Christine Malone
Dinosaur
Drumheller, AB
1968
Little Church © September 2000 David Yanciw
Little Church
Drumheller, AB
1960's
Dinosaurs © September 2000 David Yanciw
Jesus and the Dinosaurs
of Prehistoric Park

Drumheller, AB
1984
Blue Heron
Blue Heron
Barrhead, AB
19??
Squirrel © 2000 Bud Kays
Squirrel
Edson, AB
19??
Grey Goose - John Bissett
Grey Goose
Hanna, AB
19??
Grey Goose - John Bissett
Grey Goose
Hanna, AB
19??
Grey Goose - Diane Calkins
Grey Goose
Hanna, AB

Seland may have also created this monument (unconfirmed). It is in his style:
19??
Antelope - John Bissett
Antelope
Oyen, AB

Information Sources: Ralph Seland, Peter Seland, Scott Seland and Here and There

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