3 Dancing Sand Hill Crane

3 Dancing Sand Hill Cranes by Jim Dehne

The Artwork

“3 Dancing Sand Hill Cranes” is an elegant iron sculpture grouping located near the pond of the Phase IV expansion of the Edina Promenade. The cranes are placed in realistic fashion as the single male crane woos two females. The cranes are various sizes of iron rod that are curved, twisted and hand welded. Pieces are made from iron rods that are painted black with copper paint highlights. The tallest crane is six feet high.

The Artist

Jim Dehne resides in Newton, Wisconsin and draws inspiration from the wildlife and flora of the Wisconsin countryside as well as the nature he observed while living and traveling across the country. Jim was born and raised on a dairy farm named Point Creek Farm, joined the Army after high school and served in Alaska for three years and stayed an additional four years enjoying the Great Northwest. He later returned to the lower 48 to take over the family farm.


"3 Dancing Sand Hill Cranes" was purchased by the City of Edina in 2015 as a permanent exhibition.


Phase IV expansion of Edina Promenade


photo by Barbara La Valleur


Won second place in the 2014 People's Choice Awards