Saturday, 31 August 2019

#732 "Boykin"







"Boykin"
9"H 7"W 7"D
Edition 65
1,800



The Boykin Spaniel was originally bred by South Carolina sportsmen to hunt ducks
and wild turkeys.   It is medium sized, slightly larger than the Cocker Spaniel and is
known for its rich brown coat.  Traditionally, the tail is docked, and the bred is easily
identified by the long, feathered ears that hang close to the checks.  The web-toed
dog has a very sweet disposition, is impressive in the field and makes a great pet.
It is the state dog of South Carolina.



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#731 "My Buddy"






"My Buddy"
8"H 9"W 9"D
Edition of 50
2,700



The Labrador Retriever is one of the most popular dog breeds in the United States 
and Canada.  The large gun dog is prized by sportsmen in the field.  Their interwoven 
coat is relatively waterproof and their webbed feet make them excellent swimmers for 
retrieving waterfowl.  The handsome canine is very even-tempered making it an excellent family pet. 
Labs are registered in three colors:  black, yellow, and chocolate.   



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Tuesday, 27 August 2019

#730 "Golden Promise"








"Golden Promise"
10"H 10"W 10"D
Edition 50
3,000



The Golden Retriever is a large gun dog known for an outstanding 
ability to retrieve downed waterfowl and upland game birds. 
The beautiful canine is one of the most popular breeds in America 
due to their friendly and gentle temperament.

While the good-natured dog is respected by hunters in the field, 
they make an excellent family pet.



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#729 "Star of the North"






"Star of the North"
Common Loon (Gavin immer)
14"H 14"W 9"D
Edition 25
3,300


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#728 "Anasazi Muse"











"Anasazi Muse"
21"H 12"W 8"D
Edition 25
4,200

     The macaw was sacred to the Anasazi Indians.  According to legend, they 
believed the macaw took the sun south to its winter home and returned 
it in the spring. Trading with Mexican tribes supplied macaws to the Anasazi; 
their brilliant feathers provided were sacred objects.  Today, the pueblo people, 
descendants of the Anasazi use the birds in their rituals.



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#727 "Untamed"












"Untamed"
37"H 39"W 18"D
Edition 9
18,000

The idea for “Untamed” happened in Wyoming while antelope hunting in the 
high sage along the eastern slope of the Wind River Mountain Range.  As we 
crawled over a rise we knew something was happening by the dust cloud ahead.

Less than 200 yards away two stallions were fighting among a herd of 
wild horses.  The hooves, the mane, and the dust was flying as we 
watched the wild, unbridled spectacle.  My sculpture was before me.

"Untamed" won the Cyrus Dallin Award for Best Sculpture at the 
Eitlejorg Museum 2019 Quest for the West Art Show.



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726 "Scent of Water"



"Scent Of Water"
14"H 38"L 7"D
Edition 19
12,000








Years ago I read a story by Louis L’Amour, Will James, or Walter Farley – I don’t 
remember who – about cattle on the long drives from Texas to Kansas.  The critters 
could actually smell water up ahead on the wind along the hot dusty trails.

It remained in my memory and as I created “Scent of Water”, 
I attempted to engage the viewer in this tale of the old west



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#725 "Moose Flats Study"




"Moose Flats Study"
9"H 10"W 5"D


Shown above is the original study for the "Moose Flats" monument.
The study is available at the National of Wildlife Art Museum in Jackson, Wyoming 
$900


Shown below is the "Moose Flats" installation.  The monument was commissioned by the National Museum of Wildlife Art, located in Jackson Wyoming and is installed on the Sculpture Trail at the museum.  For more information about the creation of the sculpture, type moose flats in the blog search bar.








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#724 "Antelope Flats"






"Antelope Flats"
16"H 20"W 10"D
Edition 21
3,800


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723 "Bronc"




"Bronc"

 22"H 20"W 8"D
Edition 25
2,100


I grew up in Oklahoma and my Father loved to rodeo when I was  little kid.  
His event was calf roping and I would tag along and enjoy the action.
Saddle Bronc riding was my favorite rodeo event because it seemed 
to depict ranch life in an authentic way.  My new sculpture, “Bronc” 
is a high relief fragment that can be presented as a mantelpiece.  
The sculpture depicts an old time cowboy attempting to break a rank horse.




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#722 "The Boss"





"The Boss"
11"H 15"W 7"D
Edition 25
3,600


My new sculpture, "The Boss" depicts the distinctive presence of a Brahma Bull. 
Brahma cattle originated in India where they are considered sacred and were 
brought to the United States in the late 1800s.  Also referred to as Brahman, 
the breed is tolerant to heat and insects due its thick skin but also does well 
in cold climates.  Interestingly, Brahma cattle, like the camel, stores food 
and water in the hump on its back.

While creating "The Boss", I attempted to show the tension of skin stretched 
over the internal anatomy while retaining overall clarity and simplicity.  
This powerful animal was a delight to work with . . . the sentiment 
and spirit were derived from the subject! 



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#721 "Crappie"





"Crappie"
9"H 13"W 4"D
Edition 50
900


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#720 "Muskie"





"Muskie" -  Fish of 10,000 Casts
12"H 9"W 5"D
Edition 50
1,200



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#719 "Messenger of the Northwest"




Raven - "Messenger of the Northwest"
24"H 19"W 10"D
Edition 25
6,600

The Raven is considered to be the messenger between the living and the spirit 
world by many Pacific Northwest Indian tribes.  The Haida believed that Raven, 
creator of the world, brought forth light, life and order and that nothing could 
exist without Raven.  The sacred bird is honored in art and on totem poles 
reflecting the tales and mysticism that have developed around it.  
Some tribes believe that Raven teaches you to understand 
the language of animals and if Raven comes into your life, 
expect magic.  With Raven, human and animal spirits 
intermingle and become as one.  


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#718 "Rock of Liberty"



Sandy's majestic eagle sculptures have been placed nationwide in important locations 
such as the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, WY, Hillsdale College in 
Michigan, Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Brookgreen Gardens in South Carolina, The Presidio in San Francisco, The Patriot Folds of Honor Golf Course in Tulsa, OK, and numerous veterans memorials across the Country.  Her eagle monuments can also be 
seen in various colleges, universities, roundabouts, civic and private installations.

Her new bronze sculpture, "Rock of Liberty" was designed as an indoor or outdoor placement.  Sandy comments:  "While creating this work, I attempted to combine uncomplicated shapes and a strong silhouette in an effort to communicate power and victory.  The massive rock that merges with the mass of the bird suggests the solidarity 
and resolve of America.  The iconic eagle is a symbol of our great nation and the 
beautiful bird continues to inspire my sculpture and is a reminder of my love of country."


















"Rock of Liberty"
33"H 32"W 27"D
Edition 25
18,000



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#717 "Bison Basin"









"Bison Basin"
19"H 18"W 11"D
Edition 35
3,600



The American Bison or buffalo has been elevated to the stature of the 
American Bald Eagle as a national emblem of our great country.  
Under recent legislation the bison became the National Mammal 
of the United States due to its economic and cultural 
significance in the history of our great country. 

Not long ago more than 60 million roamed North America but by 1890 
their story almost ended with extinction. The iconic mammal’s largest 
population today resides in Yellowstone National Park – two hours from 
my Wyoming studio.  While the bison has long been a favorite subject 
for my sculpture.  It is more than an animal to me, it is an emotional 
manifesto that exemplifies my deep affinity for the West and its history. 




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#716 "Cat Goddess"






"Cat Goddess"
18"H 6"W 9"D
Edition 35
3,000

Trish and I have a cat named Ziggy.  She is a stray Jellico who appeared 
17 years ago on a snowy winter’s night at the studio in Wyoming.

Cats are similar in anatomy to all quadrupeds and vertebrates but have extreme 
flexibility and mobility. The cat’s forelimbs are attached to the shoulder in such 
a way that they can pass through any space into which they can fit their head.  
Interestingly unlike most mammals cats walk with a “pacing” gait.; they move two
 legs on one side of the body before the legs on the other.   When they speed up to a 
trot their gait changes to a diagonal gait similar to most other mammals.

When we get another cat, we’ll name her Pacer. 


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#714 "All Ears"




"All Ears"
22"H  11"W  7"D
Edition 50
3,000

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#713 "Hot Trotter"






"Hot Trotter"
14"H 18"W 7"D
Edition 25 
3,600



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#712 "Raven Magic Mantlepiece"







"Raven Magic Mantlepiece"
19"H 18"W 11"D
Edition 50
1,800



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#711 "Raven Magic"





"Raven Magic Wall Hanging"
13"H 22"W 5"D
Edition 50
2,100



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#711 "Secret Omen"






"Secret Omen"
14 H 22"W 9"D
Edition 35
4,800


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#709 "Eternal Secrets"








"Eternal Secrets"
14”H 28”W 28”D
Edition 25
9,600



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#708 "Keeper Of Secrets"






"Keeper of Secrets"
18”H 18”W 11”D
Edition 35
6,000


The beautiful, brassy Raven has long been a favorite subject, and this 
year’s new creation, “Keeper of Secrets” is an attempt to record the 
audacity of the bird and the irresistible pleasure I’ve had experiencing 
Raven in the field.


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#707 "Wake Up Call"







"Wake Up Call"
20"H 28"W 10"D
Edition 35
4,200



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#706 "Bred for the Plowland"






"Bred for the Plowland
24"H 24"W 9"D
Edition 25
7,800



I was born in Iowa and although my folks moved to Oklahoma when I was two, 
I grew up hearing about my Father's young days on the farm and my Mother's 
trials and travails of being a farm wife. . . especially during harvest.  As a little kid 
our family visited the old farm often and I learned that before the tractor changed 
farming practices, my Dad was considered the best hand with a team of 
horses in Dubuque County.

When I drive through eastern Iowa now I can envision my Father as a young man 
walking behind the plow and harrow of his team, Pete and Bud over the rolling 
black earth fields.  "Bred for the Plowland" is a tribute to the working farm 
horse and the men who drove them.



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#705 "Tradition"







"Tradition"
24"H 24"W 9"D
Edition 25
7,800



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#704 "Eternal Tang"






"Eternal Tang"
23"H 28"W 9"D 
Edition 35
7,800

The Tang Dynasty (618 – 907) was the most glorious historical period in China’s 
history.   It flourished culturally, reached unparalleled prosperity, and 
is regarded as the “golden age” in China’s civilization.
The horse was second in importance to the dragon in Chinese history and was the 
foundation of military power.  During the Tang Dynasty, elegant statues of horses 
with powerful arched necks and increased degree of naturalism 
were enjoyed by the upper classes.
In 1981, I visited China and witnessed the unearthing of over 7000 life-sized 
Terracotta sculptures of warriors and horses in the Tang capital of Xi’an. 
Discovered in 1974 and buried since the Han Dynasty over 2000 years ago, 
I was stunned by the spectacle as I peered down from the scaffolding 
high above the pits.  After that life-altering experience, I shifted gears 
from a career in original printmaking and returned to an early interest 
in sculpture. Chinese art and oriental sparseness of design continues to
 influence my work and I’m returning to Xi’an and China in Nov. of this year.

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