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.
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.
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