Tuesday, March 7, 2023

"Plains Warrior"
By David Lemon
Edition of 40
30 inches tall with base by 13 inches at it's widest
Price $20,500 

 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

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

"Battle Trophy" 
Edition of 25 
Clays size 15 inches long, by 22 inches tall, by 10 inches deep
Release Price $9,800

A Northern Cheyenne Warrior by the name of, Yellow Nose, was said to have captured one of the 12 Battle Guidons during the battle of the Greasy Grass, as it was called by the Lakota. Also known as the Battle of the Little Bighorn, with General George Armstrong Custer.

This is my interpretation of that event.


Tuesday, January 5, 2021

"I Wanna Be Like You Daddy" 
Edition of 40 
17 inches tall Current price $4,350
The story behind this piece follows it's photographs..
(Click on these photographs to enlarge them)

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.

edition of 40
14 inches tall
Current Price of this Bronze $5,550
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

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Edition 40

Price Per Bronze $7,500

About 26 Inches Tall

Crazy Horse was a Lakota war leader of the Oglala band in the 19th century. He took up arms against the United States federal government to fight against encroachment by white American settlers on Native American territory and to preserve the traditional way of life of the Lakota people. There are two Patinas for available for this bronze; The Rust Patina and the Multi Colored Patina.

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Edition 40

Price Per Bronze $4,950

About 16 Inches Tall

Sitting Bull was a Hunkpapa Lakota leader who led his people during years of resistance against United States government policies. He was killed by Indian agency police on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation during an attempt to arrest him, at a time when authorities feared that he would join the Ghost Dance movement.


Bronze Shown
Edition of 40
26 inches Tall With Base

 Pre-Cast Price $9,850 

 A bronze of our Savior. Standing with a Shepard's Staff, across his shoulders.