Tuesday, September 4, 2012

New Beginnings - A Pioneer Piece - First Steps

Had a model shoot a while back. Two Lithuanian ladies were our models dressed as pioneer woman on the prairie. I'm thinking of creating, using TruForm armatures, a horse and one of the ladies, in a piece that will show a pioneer woman, with the ever present weapon for protection, viewing the vast prairies before her, when one of her families horses joins her on a round knoll on the vast sea of grass that they're crossing.
My Great Great Grandfather Alfred Harper, a wheelwright from Ohio, traveled in a large wagon train in 1846. He settled in the Salt Lake Valley on July 24th 1847. This piece is to honor the courage of men and woman, going into the unknown to make a new life.

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