I recently saw this monumental piece of stone art on the telly and was very intrigued.
Just down the road from Mount Rushmore (an icon of North America) it is quite amazing to see one of these monuments being sculpted.
The monument has been in progress since 1948 and is still far from completion. When finished, it will be the world's largest sculpture.
The memorial is a non-profit undertaking, and receives no federal or state funding. Ziolkowski was offered $10 million from the federal government on two occasions, but he turned the offers down. Ziolkowski felt the project was more than just a mountain carving, and he feared that his plans for the broader educational as well as cultural goals for the memorial would be left behind with federal involvement.
Crazy Horse Memorial Website http://www.crazyhorsememorial.org/