Friday, March 15, 2013

The True Westerner Sculpture

March 15, 2013
   I'm looking at our newest sculpture from Bronzesmith which just arrived to us from up in Prescott Valley. Ken Amorosano wanted us to come up with something to go along with our True Westerner Award, a statuette, something akin to the Oscar, that we can hand out once a year. I thought we could do worse than base a statuette off of, what we kiddingly refer to as The Stud With The Gun:

Two problems: you can't see his other hand and it's apparent he must have another pistol in his left hand because he has two empty, cut-down military holsters around his waist. Plus you can't see his boots. So I did this sketch:

And we sent both up the hill to Prescott Valley via The Cloud and Deb Gessner bailed in and came up with this:

This is the  second in a series of award-statuettes. We gave the first one to Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana last Saturday night (with their names on it, of course).

Deb Gessner is so good. She's the one who created the ten-foot-clay "Not-So-Gentle Tamer" which we are still raising money for. You can check all that out at:

Not-So-Gentle Tamer Video

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