October 16, 2020
Ed Reilly of Prescott Valley Bronzesmith delivered two bronzes to my house today. A Big Billy and a Little Casino, I mean, a Little Billy.
One goes in the house and the other one guards my studio door. A much taller one is going to land at a certain Billy town-casino in New Mexico. Which will actually make it "Big Billy-Little Casino".
We created and produced this Kid bronze back in 2014 but our talks with another New Mexico town stalled out and we both went on to other things. But Ed and I knew, at some point, we would come back and land this baby. It's just too cool for school.
Besides, sometimes it just takes patience and time. Or, as the Oracle of Omaha puts it:
"No matter how great the talent or efforts, some things just take time. You can't produce a baby in one month by getting nine women pregnant."