New Mexican Sculptor

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New Mexico, United States
I'm living in New Mexico where I sculpt and paint. After a long absence from art, I am now creating smaller bronze figures. This blog is mainly devoted to that work.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Bovines

My long time housemate died of cancer last August, and I was on the verge of homelessness for a while. I'd thought I would need to become a truck driver (I have a class A CDL license, but have never driven professionally) however another marvelous scenario took place. My brother has a little house in New Mexico, and he invited me to live there. Within a week of moving to small town New Mexico, I landed a fairly good job at a local business.

So I am "back home" where I grew up, but for the fact that I am in a much smaller town, about a four hour drive from my original family home. I am also much closer to the foundary I have contacted about continuing my bronze adventures, and closer to the center for Bronze art of the sort I do.

I must say, I love the south west. Here it is, December 2 and the kids are outside playing in their shorts and t-shirts. No shoes of course. I am starting a smaller series of "cattle" sculptures today. I was inspired by the long horn steer I saw as I crossed into Texas from Oklahoma. I think that cattle are a perfect departure from horses. They are longer in the back, shorter in the neck and legs, and far stockier, but I figure I know most of the muscles.