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Saturday, July 29, 2017


"Wovoka's Dream"
Unfinished Clay

By David Lemon
Edition of 30
31 inches tall 24 at it's widest
(without wood base)

Pre-Cast Price $4,995



"When the Sun died, I went up to Heaven and saw God and all the people who had died a long time ago. God told me to come back and tell my people they must be good and love one another, and not fight, or steal or lie. He gave me this dance to give to my people." With these words, spoken by a Paiute rancher named Wovoka to describe a dream he experienced during a full eclipse on New Year's Day of 1889, the Native American Ghost Dance religion came into being.
Few people, either Native or white, could have imagined the tragedy which would arise from this new faith within two years of this jolting statement. But while the brief and bloody history of the Ghost Dance has been well documented, the story of its creator remains curiously elusive. Few people have had a more profound effect on Native American history as Wovoka.






Monday, June 5, 2017


"Mark Twain"

By David Lemon
Edition of 100
16.5 inches tall

Retail Price $2,800

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 * April 21, 1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. Among his novels are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885). Scenes of these stories are in relief on the base of this bronze. 

Twain was raised in Hannibal, Missouri, which later provided the setting for Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. He served an apprenticeship with a printer and then worked as a typesetter, contributing articles to the newspaper of his older brother Orion Clemens. David Lemon, the artist of this bronze also worked in Type Setting and the Printing Business in Salt Lake City, before becoming a full time artist. 

Mark Twain later became a riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River before heading west to join Orion in Nevada. He referred humorously to his lack of success at mining, turning to journalism for the Virginia City Territorial Enterprise. His humorous story, "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County", was published in 1865, based on a story that he heard at Angels Hotel in Angels Camp, California where he had spent some time as a miner. The short story brought international attention and was even translated into classic Greek. His wit and satire, in prose and in speech, earned praise from critics and peers.





Monday, May 15, 2017

"Unconquered"

Edition of 20
24 inches tall (clay shown)

Pre-cast price $15,950
Release price $16,950

His arrows depleted, his stone war club his only weapon, this plains warrior must face his enemies with an unconquerable spirit.