National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, Wyoming
“The dogs in the sculpture are cross-bred, actually Alaskan Heinz 57 so-to-speak. In that area, dogs are often bred for strength and endurance; dogs with heart and dogs capable of withstanding the severe weather.”
National Academy of Western Art (NAWA), Silver Medal Award
“Dorinda results from my reverence for the human form and from endless hours of life drawing over the years. This sculpture expresses the broader scope of my work and emphasizes combining figures, forms, gestures and textures.”
“The natural graces of the society belle of the west were often accentuated by the cut of her frock and the affectation she created by the demure look cast under her “Hat of Plumes”.”
Somewhere, beneath the white noise of the water,
It moves sedately, secretively
Shouldering the reckless action of the river.
If for contrast, as in all great design,
A quiet pool must lie ahead.
Shards of light seem
To obstruct the way there.
Stones bruised by stones, molded by heat
Offer a respite for the way upstream.
Upheavals of gold, ochre, burnt umber
Cater to the sleek body streaked with red.
But, shadows are cast upon its path.
An ancient people of mountain and river,
Now, as before,
Fishing under the long sun of summer.
Sherry Salari Sander
“Adapting a way of life to the environment has always fascinated me. Especially so with the Eskimos who have long used dog sleds for traveling, transporting freight as well as moving entire villages when hunting near home becomes scarce. The fan-hitch type of harness depicted in this sculpture is constructed of seal skin rope referred to as Atsuna. These ropes of varying lengths, or traces as they are commonly called, easily become crossed and tangled causing frequent stops along the way to straighten them out. As troublesome as this may be at times, it is still a very reliable and efficient method of travel.”
- Buffalo Bill Historical Center Art Show, Artist’s Choice Award
As written about “Snow Monkeys”: Macaque is the common name for any of about 13 species of Old World Monkeys that are found primarily in Asia. The Japanese Macaque, also called Snow Monkey, lives only in southern Japan. Sherry saw these monkeys on 3′ – 6′ incense burners made out of stone in the mountains of Japan several years ago and was inspired to create the sculpture, “Snow Monkeys”. The Japanese Macaque is protected by the Japanese government and symbolizes the wisdom of Budda…See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil. The lantern was designed from something Sherry saw. She took liberties with the design to fit with, and be complimentary to, her composition. It does not convey a specific meaning.