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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

SPIRIT WINGS
By David Lemon

Edition of 40
10 1/2 inches tall by 10 inches wide by 11 inches long

A young northern plains Indian girl, (circa 1840s) dressed for a special occasion, walks on a prairie where the breeze caresses her hair and lifts her blanket. She spreads her arms, with the blanket and walks into the southerly breeze, half closing her eyes, as she imagines herself floating above the sea of grass.

Pre-release price for this piece will be $2,750
release price will be $3,150



Photographs of the finished bronze (Click on the pictures to enlarge them)





PEACE TALKER


edition of 40

14 inches tall


Current Price of this Bronze $2,550

This represents a Sioux Warrior, wrapped in a Buffalo Robe,

and holding a pipe of peace along with it's bag.


Photographs of the finished bronze



"I Wanna Be Like You Daddy"
Edition of 40
17 inches tall
Current price $2,350



The story behind this piece follows it's photographs..


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I wrote this as I worked on him.
I Wanna Be Like You Daddy
It's about, a young boy, who's family lives in a line shack on a big ranch. His father is a working cowboy. Not rich by any means, just a hard working loving father. This boy's Grandmother is going through boxes of stored stuff in a shed, he's watching her as she lifts up old cloths, with this distant, reliving old times look in her eyes. The son asks his grandmother, "who's are those?", as granny lifts up a pair of old faded jeans. Grandmother looks around at her grandson, with a surprised look, she hadn't realized he was standing there... she turns back around, setting them aside.. saying, "They're your Dad's from when he was just a little older than you."
"Can I have them?" Says the little boy... "Sure". He picks them up, as well as an old hat, his father used to wear, that was hanging on a nail, takes them to his room and puts them on. He pulls out a set of suspenders from his chest of drawers, and attaches them to his dad's old jeans to hold them up. Puts on his dad's old hat, that just hangs on his head, and walks out to the front porch, as his dad comes walking up, leading his horse, saddled for the day.
"Son" his dad chuckles, "What you got on there?"... "Ain't that my old patched up jeans and my old worn out hat?" His son answers quietly, "Yeah pa."
"Well ain't they both a bit worn out and big on you?"
"Yeah pa." the son answers.
"Don't you think you ought to wear something that fits better?"
"Grandma gave them to me." the son answers.
"Why are you wearing that old stuff?" his dad asks, seeing the hat wobble a bit on the his son's head.
"I wanna be like you Dad." the boy answers back.
The father, is startled a bit. then tears well up in his eyes, as he turns and walks away, saying, "Well son.. that's just fine then."
As the father walks away, his back gets straighter, his shoulders lift a bit, and his walk is a bit lighter. He stops and turns, saying to his son, "Common Son, Let's go for a ride."... With the words, "I wanna be like you Dad." repeating in his head.





"Plains Warrior"

Edition of 40
30 inches tall with base by 13 inches at it's widest

Pre-cast price $12,900 for the Polychrome version (first 5 copies only)
Pre-cast price $12,700 for the Monochrome version (first 5 copies only)

Release price $14,500

This represents a Sioux Sub-Chief with bow. He stands ready to defend his way of life. The expansion of the settled territories by Europeans and people from the Eastern United States was inevitable. You just can't have all that virgin territory and not have people who think, if it isn't deeded land, then it's open to those who also want to build a life as well as a future for their families.

The concept of owning land was foreign to Native American Indians. They controlled hunting grounds and traditional migration areas. They defended these areas for the survival of their people. Unfortunately, they didn't have a standing army, or supply trains to keep soldiers in the field. Indians had to break off and hunt for the food to survive the winters. They just couldn't win. In the long run though. They survived due to courage and defiance of warriors like the "Plains Warrior".


These photographs are of the Multi-patina bronze





This is the Monochrome Version of Plains Warrior



Eagle Dancer
By David Lemon
Edition of 40
13 inches tall by 8 inches wide
Pre-Release Price $2,950 Release Price $3,400

The Native American Eagle dance performed by Indian tribes consists of movements that emulate an eagle. The dancers are clothed with replications of eagle attire. The performance includes sequences of songs and dances. In Native American tribes, the eagle has a symbolic meaning. These Native American tribes believe that the eagle has a spiritual connection to their prayers.

Photographs finished bronze

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Lone WolfBy David LemonEdition of 50
3 and 1/2 inches long by 2 inches tall

A Lone Wolf, driven from the pack, standing alone against a winter wind.

Price $750
Photographs of the finished wax
This piece is at the foundry, and in production.
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To The Four Winds
By David Lemon
Edition of 50
1 and 7/8 inches tall by 3 and 3/4 inches long

A herd of thundering bison, spreading to the four winds

pre-cast at $625
release price will be $825

Photographs of the finished bronze
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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Master of the Plains
By David Lemon
Edition of 50
2 and 3/4 inches tall by 4 inches long
This bronze represents an old bison, wounded by many battles for control of his harem of cow buffalo. He'd been challenged by young Bulls, but always mastered the fight. He's the ruler of all he sees. He's the Master of the Plains.

pre-cast at $495
release price will be $625
Photographs of the finished bronze
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