Friday, August 19, 2016

"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

Approaching Storm

By David Lemon
Edition of 15
18.5 inches tall by 20 inches long and 8 inches deep

Pre-Cast Price $13,000 First Five Numbered Copies Only
Release Price $14,995

Native Americans had to weather the same storms modern man does. This clay, is of two Southern Cheyenne Warriors, who've been hit by a sudden and powerful gust of wind. It's knocked their horses off balance and has partially spooked them. The warrior on the back of his horse is attempting to control his horse, while the warrior on the ground is attempting to mount his.
Looking back in the direction of the wind, the warrior on the ground sees the dark funnel touching the ground. They're left naked to the dangers of the Tornado on the flat open prairie.

Morning Joe 
By David Lemon
Edition of 20
21 inches tall
Price $5,500

Cup of Joe. 1914 Josephus Daniels was appointed Secretary of the Navy by President Woodrow Wilson. Among his Naval reforms were inaugurating the practice of making 100 fleet sailors eligible for the Naval Academy, the introduction of women into the service, and on July 1, 1914, he issued general order 99, which rescinded Article 827, the officers' wine mess. Rumor has it that from that time on, the strongest drink aboard Navy ships was coffee, and over the years, a cup of coffee became known as "a cup of Joe." The first real cowboys appeared in the middle 1800's during the days of the great cattle drives. Their task was to herd wild Mexican "beeves" up to graze on the open ranges of the American West. A cowboy's supper usually included beans, sourdough biscuits, oh yeh, and uh... beef, and (who knew?) strong black kettle-brewed coffee. It's rumored that this coffee could float a horse shoe, kill a Diamond Back rattler, or even make a cowpoke put his six-guns away! (lest his nervous trigger finger stampede the herd...Yipes!) This cowboy, up early, before dawn, trying to focus and formulate if he's alive.. That warm cup in his hand and his old shirt in the other, he waits for the chuck breakfast that cookie if preparin. Till then, he's just numb.

"Real Wealth"

By David Lemon
Edition of 15
20.5 Inches Tall by 18 inches Wide and  8 Inches Deep

Pre-Cast Price $9,250 First Five Numbered Copies Only
Then the price goes up to $10,500 for numbers 6 to 10
Then the price will go to $11,500 for numbers 11 to 15
AP (Artist Proof) and FP (Foundry Proof) Copies will list at $10,500 each

Ole Charlie (Badger) Simmons went out west to make his fortune, trappin fur. Spent years wading in cold streams and ponds, setting Beaver traps, dogging arrows, and desperate days of cold and hunger. Money was good at first, but as the years went on, and Beaver became scarce, Ole Charlie Badger just trapped out of habit. Now it was fox and other exotic furs. He spent a winter with the Crow on the Yellowstone River. He needed a woman to do his cooking and such, so the chief sorta made it known his daughter was a good trade. Reluctantly he traded a couple of horses and some steel knives for a 17 year old female of that tribe. At first they had at tenuous partnership. She missed her people, and he wasn't used to someone being around him all the time. her cooking wasn't all that good either. As time went by, that first year, she started to settle into a routine, and Charlie started looking forward to seeing his young wife, after a day in the cold waters, and fly infested meadows. She'd made a special salve for the bug bites and Willow scratches on his legs and arms. He was seeing a value in her attention. Eventually as time went on, he built a cabin, and settled into a life of hunting, fishing, and just enjoying his days. They had a child, and it was then that Ole Badger realized, gold coins ain't all that's valuable.


By David Lemon
Edition of 15
Pre-Release Price $14,500
25 Inches Tall by 15 inches Wide

The Protector, who's real name was, Stone Eyes, was born into a prominent family, his older brother Grizzly Hump, who took their father's name was chief of Biters band of Siksikas (Black Foot Tribe) for which they belonged to. The name Siksiká comes from the Blackfoot words sik (black) and iká (foot). As a teenager and young warrior Stone Eyes had not performed any great deeds worthy of recognition until his brother lent him an amulet said to have spiritual powers made from a mirror decorated with eagle feathers, ermine skins, and magpie feathers. Stone Eyes was successful during his first ever raid as a warrior, gaining himself two enemy horses which he captured and gifted to his brother, Grizzly Hump. Similar success during following expeditions resulted in Grizzly Hump giving Stone Eyes the amulet as a gift. Word of Stone Eye's success spread throughout the Biters band and many referred to him as the "young chief" before he earned or was appointed any leadership position in the band. During the Autumn of 1871 chief Grizzly Hump, the chief of the Biters band of the Siksika nation and brother of Stone Eyes died resulting in Stone Eyes being appointed as chief of the biters. During his career as a band chief he was noted for his kindness, generosity and intelligence. When Stone Eyes was among his band, his men were invited to eat, smoke, tell stories every day. He was generous. He gave his running horses out during hunts. Stone Eyes had four wives; two put up Sun Dances. He was kind to children and women. —-Descendent of Running Rabbit Due to his intelligence and kindness, Stone Eyes was often looked upon to settle disputes within the band and nation. One incident happened during the early 1870s along the Old man River where a man from the biters band accidentally killed one of Crowfoot's daughters with a loaded gun. The man hid from Crowfoot who sought to kill him in retaliation in Stone Eye's teepee. Stone Eyes stressed to Crowfoot that the killing was an accident and gave Crowfoot some horses as added compensation. Though usually peaceful in settling disputes Stone Eyes resorted to violence when the well being of his family was threatened, a noted incident involved Stone Eyes shooting a fellow Indian for beating his blind brother with a whip. Through years of good leadership and his protective nature, as well as his kindness, Stone Eyes gained the title of not only Cheif, but "The Protector".                                      

Monday, February 15, 2016


By David Lemon
Edition of 21
Gallery Price $1,975
9 inches tall by 4 1/2 inches wide at the base

Abigail, represents so many thousands of young ladies who head west with a new husband, but along the trail, the husband dies for one reason or another. A snake bite, took her husband.
Her strength is what pulls her through, to the ultimate goal of settling in Oregon. Plenty of single men looking for companions in the wilderness. She can pick, because she's in great demand. 
She'll never forget her lost husband, he will always have a special place in her heart, but her life must continue.

Wagonmaster and Abigail Together

Tough Breed

By David Lemon
Edition of 40 
Edition of 40 in Resin $495
12 inches tall (Resin Shown)

The mustang is a free-roaming horse of the American west that first descended from horses brought to the Americas by the Spanish.
Mustangs are often referred to as wild horses, but because they are descended from once-domesticated horses, they are properly defined as feral horses. The original mustangs were Colonial Spanish horses, but many other breeds and types of horses contributed to the modern mustang, resulting in varying phenotypes. Free-roaming mustang herds vary in the degree to which they can be traced to original Iberian horses. Some contain a mixture of breeds, usually from ranch stock released for various reasons, others are relatively unchanged from the original Iberian stock.


By David Lemon
Edition of 21 
Gallery Price $1,825
10 inches tall by 4 1/2 inches wide at the base

Years of hard summers, and deadly cold winters, are etched on his face. As a fur trapper in his early years, he's learned every trail and every water hole. 
In his later years he's perfect for leading wagon trains to Oregon, or California. He can read signs of both weather and danger. 

Wagonmaster and Abigail together