March 2016

Greetings from Colorado!

If any of you have been wondering what happened to old man winter this year, I believe I can help you find him, he’s been hanging out in Colorado; more specifically, Loveland. By my reckoning it’s been a cold snowy winter; but I’m not fond of the cold, so I’m a poor judge of such things. I am certain spring will come and I’ll get to work outside again.

I had several commissions to finish and deliver for Christmas, so that kept me busy after Sculpture in the Park and the Buffalo Bill Art Show in Cody, Wyoming. However, I still found time to produce our second and third “Collectible Series” pieces, “Determined” (falcon) and “Above the Thunder” (horse).

So far the miniature sculptures have been very well received, so we are looking at doing three new ones in 2016.

We currently have a few of them in stock if you are interested in purchasing one.

Right now I am working on a Bronzewood meld eagle, “Majesty on High” and just got a new full sized “Determined”, falcon, meld ready for the foundry.

I have also been working on my main piece for the Cody show, an exercise in movement. The sculpture began with a spiraling ribbon of Juniper from one of the best trees I have found in years. It is now three barn swallows, two diverging out of a downward swoop and one emerging upward from the center of the spiral. The juniper is suspended on a black Mesquite base. The title is “Unsung Heroes”.
I have also just begun two pieces involving hands, both are out of a magnificent Mesquite burl, pure bird’s eye. I can’t wait to see them finished.

There is still room for students in this year’s scheduled classes:

           April 18-22 – Loveland, CO
           August 22-26 – Raleigh, NC
           September 12-16 – Loveland, CO
           October 3-7 – Williamsburg, VA

Please contact me if you are interested in any of the classes, send in your $100 deposit and reserve your spot. My classes are limited to 4-8 students.

Thank you for your interest in my work, I truly appreciate it.

Sincerely,
Chris

Written by John White

Chris is an unusual artist in the sense that he personally harvests the juniper wood for his commissioned works. He makes frequent trips to Texas for this reason. He would love to visit with you about ideas for sculptures that you would like him to do.

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