Sunday, 12 May 2019

707 "Scent of Water"



"Scent Of Water"
14"H 38"L 7"D







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



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


Saturday, 4 May 2019

#706 "Untamed"









"Untamed"
37"H 39"W 18"D

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.

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

Friday, 3 May 2019

#705 The Boss


"The Boss"

11"H 15"W 7"D


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! 



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