Tuesday, 27 August 2019

#717 "Bison Basin"

"Bison Basin"
19"H 18"W 11"D
Edition 35

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. 

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

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