Final touches are being added to National Sculptors' Guild Fellow Daniel Glanz's "Fly Fishin' II" commissioned for a private home outside Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
The American Bald Eagle is captured lifting a freshly caught Cutthroat Trout. The bronze will be placed on a natural stone in the family's pond. The striking wildlife sculpture was cast at Eagle Bronze in Lander, Wyoming. (fitting for the subject) The Guild plans to install within the next month.
With a wingspan of 97", this beautiful bronze will create a spectacular view.
"Fly Fishin' II" is available as a limited edition, great for home or public art collections. Order from our online store, please allow approximately 4 months for casting time.
Below are images of the clay process.
Carol Gold and the National Sculptors' Guild are preparing to install "Time" in Bend, Oregon this summer.
"Time" depicts a stylized figure running atop a large wheel, alluding to travel, as well as, the ceaseless movement of the clock. The implied motion of the sculpture reflects the energetic and playful mood of city life.
The bronze figure measures 6 feet high, 4.5 feet wide and 3.5 feet deep. The 7-ft diameter circular ring will be fabricated from rectangular rolled stainless steel tubing.
The monument has been cast and assembled at the world-renowned bronze foundry, Art Castings of Colorado. The bronze figure patinaed in warm tones with coppery brown skin and a rich chocolate brown on the clothing. The stainless steel ring features a sandblasted soft matte finish. The neutral colors of the sculpture will harmonize with nearby architecture and landscape.
Time will appeal to all ages through its whimsically approachable design. At its substantial scale, the sculpture will create an eye-catching sculptural placement that will act as an identifiable landmark.
"Ah! The clock is always slow; it is later than you think." -- Robert Service (1874 - 1958)
The National Sculptors' Guild Fellows have elected Craig Campbell as an Associate Member, His work is expressive and covers the gamut of subjects from strong and serious, to playful and imaginative; figurative or wildlife. We can't wait to see what new creations come from his studio and are eager to place some fantastic public art with Craig.
Craig Campbell began sculpting more than 25 years ago and received his BFA in sculpture from Wichita State University. To further his goal to create figurative and representational work, he began a rigorous program of self-study in the areas of human and animal anatomy, movement, character, and proportion. He has created work for both commercial clients and fine art galleries, and his work has been commissioned by zoos and theme companies, toy companies, and the film industry, including work for The Hobbit, Elysium and Mad Max. He was a featured artist in the HISTORY channel’s “Monument Guys” TV series. learn more about Craig
This Memorial Day, we reflect and remember those who gave all.
The National Sculptors’ Guild has had the great honor of placing numerous memorials across the nation. Each on holds a special place in our hearts for the men and women who serve and sacrifice to protect our freedoms.
We are just finishing up our next Veteran’s Memorial for the University of Central Oklahoma, “Tried and True” by Gary Alsum (shown in this post in clay) Gary’s sculpture “Honor” is shown first.
Other images for our past memorial placements include “Stars and Stripes” by Kathleen Caricof; “Salute” by Clay Enoch; “Freedom Soldier” by Denny Haskew; “Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial” by Jane DeDecker; “Protector of Freedom” by Darrell Davis; “Unspoken Bond” by Daniel Glanz; “Paramount Memorial Plaza” by Mark Leichliter/NSG; “The Desoto War Memorial” by NSG Design Team.
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Gary Alsum and the National Sculptors' Guild were selected by the University of Central Oklahoma to create a Veteran's Memorial for their Edmond, Oklahoma campus. The composition is titled "Tried and True"
The desire of the committee was to honor two individuals as a memorial - one depicted as a soldier and one as a student - who were close to the UCO family and by extension represent all others who have served to defend our liberties.
Gary chose to depict the two soldiers, back to back. One in full combat uniform, the other dressed for class. Minimizing space between the figures creates a single form. Symbolically, this depiction shows how the soldiers rely on one another as they literally have each other’s back – in service, or in civilian life; they stand together in a life-long connection.
This camaraderie extends to the family of Veterans which can be felt through this composition as well. It can connect with relatives, friends, and fellow service people, creating a space for reflection from any path of life.
The clay enlargement is shown here, the sculpture will be placed as soon as it is cast in bronze.
Kathleen Caricof and the National Sculptors' Guild have won the 2020 Sculpture at the River Market Public Monument commission. Synergy will be installed in spring 2021 near the entrance of the West Central Community Center, Little Rock, AR.
"The West Central Community Center is a place where people come and go on an everyday basis to enjoy everything the center has to offer. The inspiration for this sculpture is to express the motion of the activities which take place in the Center and the connection it makes among community members. Designed with energy, this tall metal sculpture shows the excitement of the expression of motion. These forms, as simple as they might look, depict the complex movements of athletes and the togetherness of a lively community.
Standing tall, and easy to see, Caricof’s brushed metal piece is perfectly suited as a landmark for the nearby pickup and drop off spot by the West Central Community Center’s entrance.”
Check out our ad in the latest Western Art and Architecture we are featuring Jane DeDecker sculpting “From a Different Perspective” which the National Sculptors’ Guild will be placing in downtown Downey, California as soon as it is cast in bronze and we can safely install.
Commissioned by @cityofdowneyca the 8ft tall figure doing a handstand will be a fun addition to the city’s growing public art collection that we are thrilled to be an integral part in starting.
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“Mockingbird/Orange Tree” by Michael Warrick and the National Sculptors’ Guild is installed at The Groves Whittier in California.
The 18-ft Stainless Steel stylized tree sculpture features a half dozen gold-leaf oranges and a single mockingbird.
We are thrilled that this installation was able to be completed during less than ideal circumstances due to CoVid19. Our team worked well alongside Brookfield SoCal to install the sculpture. It was important to get it placed so that The Groves can complete their land and hardscaping and complete this beautiful new community. Thanks for everyone’s great effort! We hope the piece becomes an iconic centerpiece for the neighborhood and can’t wait to see it finished.
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03/20/2020: Adding the final touch (of gold) to the cast bronze oranges, finished with stainless steel "leaves" prior to packing up for California. Yes, the installation of on Mockingbird/Orange Tree by Michael Warrick and the National Sculptors' Guild is still on amid all the recent CoVid related events. We are taking every precaution possible to install and return safely.
Look for installation photos next week!
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We promise all these pieces will create a tree...
"Yes we fit that whole 18’ tree form in a 12’ x 6’ trailer." - Michael Warrick
03/10/2020: Casting the bronze oranges in oil sand molds and finishing the stainless steel leaves...
Also working on the little details like fitting the plates for the main trunk, pacify the stainless welds, attach the devices for the oranges in the limbs and finish the oranges. Mockingbird/Orange Tree by Michael Warrick and the National Sculptors' Guild.
02/02/2020: Moving along on Mockingbird/Orange Tree by Michael Warrick and the National Sculptors' Guild at a good pace...
-The welded trunk and limb number 1with extra orange branch and to the right limb #2Limb
-#2 with extra branch for orange
-Limb #7 with orange branch which attaches to the upper section of the trunk
-Welded trunk midsection. The temporarily attached aluminum plates are to absorb heat and reduce warp on the 1/2” thick joining plates
-ring sections ready for install on limbs
01/10/2020: Fabrication update on Mockingbird/Orange Tree by Michael Warrick and the National Sculptors' Guild.
-To the left, a photo from the top of of one of my tool boxes. In the foreground is the cast bronze and gold leafed Mockingbird that was finished over holiday break. Also, there is a 14” scaled model that is 3-D printed version of the Orange/Mockingbird Tree for my daily reference and to help curious folks see what I am building. In the background is a partial view of the 45K sq. ft. facility that I have a space in south of Little Rock.
-Below are a few images of pallets of parts for the tree project. The second photo has a wooden template for the base plate of the sculpture. This will be mailed to the concrete contractor that will do the footing for the tree project at the appropriate time.
-A photo of setting up the triple concentric rings that become the spheres that go on the tree form.
-Next, a photo of the lower and upper tree trunk forms bolted together. You can see one of the sphere’s near the trunk and one in progress on my work table.
12/20/2019: We have the official go ahead on Mockingbird/Orange Tree by Michael Warrick and the National Sculptors' Guild. We're excited to see this sculpture placed at The Groves in Whittier, California this spring. It's a fast tracked project so keep an eye open for updates.
The Mockingbird Tree celebrates the tree as a natural resource. To tie into citrus grove history of the site, the limbs' seven spheres will contain six cast bronze oranges and one Mockingbird finished in 23-karat gold leaf. The surface of the stainless steel will have a brushed finish. Measuring 18’ x 12’ x 7’, the stainless steel tree form holds a strong, universally appealing visual presence.
• Composed from contemporary materials that are consistent with permanent public art
• Thoughtfully integrates the sculpture into the environment of "The Groves"
• Creates a playful image that engages the public imagination
JK Designs’ Principal, John Kinkade, founded the National Sculptors’ Guild in 1992 with a handful of sculptors who wished to find thoughtful public applications for their work. Representation has since grown to