Tuesday, 27 August 2019

#701 "American Icon"

The images below were taken at the foundry in the patina room.

"American Icon"
42"H 64"W 25"D
Edition 5

"American Icon" was commissioned by the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado

The American Bison, or Buffalo, has been elevated to the stature of the American Bald Eagle 
as a national emblem of our great country. The bison became the National Mammal of the 
United States under recent legislation due to its economic and cultural significance in the 
history of our great country.  Over 60 million roamed North America at one time but by 1890, 
their story almost ended with extinction. The largest population today of the iconic mammal 
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.

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

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