MONUMENTS & GARDEN PIECES
All sculptures exhibited are available
140"x28"x53" This heroic sculpture commissioned by the Saint Louis Zoo, was based on the study piece ‘Field Trip.’ I added another cub following along behind. Whenever the female changes dens she will occasionally pick up the weakest of the litter or the one that gets more tired and carry it.
7'x15'x14' A 1 ¼ life size sculpture of a famous bucking horse and sire. Commotion was the world champion bucking horse several times. I was lucky and got to spend some time with him at Butler’s ranch. He was the epitome of a bucking horse. He was exactly what a bronc should be, attitude and all. Even in his twenties he was full of machoism. The sculpture is placed in the town of Elk City, Oklahoma where he was from.
46"x58"x36" This is a name given to a bull in Spain that is very quick with the temper and looks for any excuse for a fight. Very aggressive and constantly on edge, he is one to watch.
4 1/2'x8'x6 1/2' Being lucky to have spent a lot of time in the fall in Northern Yukon I have looked at a lot of moose. This fountain was a commission from a good friend that has an outfitting business there. The Wind River heads out in his area.
48"x28"x73" A 1 ¼ life size sculpture commissioned by the Saint Louis Zoo,it depicts a northern grant gazelle with two carmine bee eaters on it, tagging along for a ride.The Zoo had originally wanted tick birds but I resisted and finally talked them into the bee eaters. I have seen this many times in the Omo valley of Ethiopia.As mentioned before I have no clue what the grant gets from the relationship though it has to be symbiotic.
7 1/2'x12'x9' A heroic piece done for the Texas Interpretive Center in Abilene, Texas. There was a casting placed at the Colorado Historical Center and the Owensboro Museum in Owensboro, Kentucky as well. It was taken from a study called Abilene Maquette.
88"x48"x52" The other lion to pair the epic monument.
82"x58"x60" Asked to do a commission of two male lions for the entrance to a home in Pennsylvania. I did not want to do the standard library pose lions. Instead, I chose to do two brothers, one of which has stepped over the line and is getting told so by the other.
3'x4'x7' This is a garden piece patterned after an earlier study. It occasionally happens cowboying. Usually it just ends up with everyone getting a few bruises, especially to egos. It happens quickly. You find yourself looking for a landing spot and trying to stay away from the rope at the same time. Afterwards it gives you a good story to tell. Like someone said, you go up and if the guy is still alive you start laughing.