Sunday, 8 September 2013

#459 In the studio: The Briscoe Museum sculpture project, con't . . .

Currently in progress in the monument sculpture studio in Wyoming
is a project for the Briscoe Western Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas.  

Please start this series of posts with #453, Aug. 18, 2013.

A great inspiration and resource while creating the Briscoe Museum buffalo monument this summer occurred while visiting a local rancher and friend who raises and breeds bison.  I rode on the hay wagon during feeding time and had a safe place from which to sketch, photograph, and observe the magnificent animals.  One must remember that they are wild and are dangerous . . . an up-close and personal experience must be carefully presided over.

Below, are photos taken while sitting on the hay wagon during feeding time.  
I was able to sketch and take several hundred images to use as reference for my sculpture project.
Being there and observing was an invaluable experience.

Below, is hair from the bison . . . useful in the studio while establishing my plan for surface, texture, pattern, and completing the monument.

Below, is a wonderful mount of a bison skull in the design studio that I've had for many years . . . useful during creation of the monument for obvious reasons.

Below, is an image of the enormous architectural panel in progress.

Blog, text, photos, drawings, and sculpture . . . © Sandy Scott

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