Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Monday, April 25, 2016
Had a copy of THE PROTECTOR colored. Tanner started coloring this bronze on Thursday of last week. Because this was the first time Tanner had colored this bronze I need to go and approve of what he did.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Friday, April 15, 2016
Back to 2011, when I created this piece, "Plains Warrior". I take you from the first day to the last day on the clay. Below you'll see it in Finished a multi acid and chemical patina, as well as a more traditional coloring... in finished bronze.
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Beginning of August, 2015, I put on a Demonstration at Sculpture Depot's store in Loveland Colorado. I've planned on selling bronzes of three of the small Maquettes statues. I was introduced to Resins by Karen, CEO of Sculpture Depot in Loveland. This is the first one I've received. It's Resin and has had bronze colored resin, poured into the mold. It's simply amazing. I'll be selling these in a limited edition at a fraction of the price of the bronze.. I'll also use it to display in galleries.. to take orders off the resin for bronzes... I'm very excited about this.
Continued adding wax renditions of hair, to the war shirt.
Thursday, March 31, 2016
The War Shirt / Shirt Wearers Shirt / Scalp Shirt Today, I attempted to create a Hair Shirt... or War Shirt. The original shirt wearers earned the right to wear War Shirts through great acts of bravery and deeds that were incorporated into the designs. Over a warriors lifetime, he would probably have owned more than one shirt. Some War Shirts were also thought to possess intrinsic spiritual powers which were transferred to the wearer. Buffalo hide was too thick to use, so the maker used Elk or deerskins. However, the ideal hides came from mountain sheep that roamed the Rocky Mountains to the Missouri River and beyond. After the shirt was made, it could be decorated in many ways. Hair from humans or horses often extended from the quilled arm strips and down the outside of the shoulder strips. Shirts with hair have been called scalp shirts, but they were only made with hair locks.