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“There are few predators willing to defy reason and cross sabers with a grizzly bear. The exception may be a young male grizzly trying to make his mark in the genetic pool. This foolishness is rewarded with the ferocity of a mother bear protecting her cubs. She is a formidable opponent and rarely losses. This bachelor will meander off, licking his pride and wounds, duly warned….lesson learned.”
AWARD: The Pietro & Alfrieda Montana Memorial Award, Allied Artists of America 98th Annual Exhibition, New York City, 2011.
- Big Sky of Montana, Huntley Lodge, Big Sky Resort, Big Sky, Montana, north of Yellowstone National Park
- Art in Public Places, Bend, Oregon, installed in City roundabout
- Private Collection
“These young grizzlies take a respite from the work of being a bear to enjoy a friendly wrestling match.”
- Society of Animal Artists, Award of Excellence
- Allied Artists of America, New York, Ranieri Sculpture Casting Award
“Trips taken to the Northwest Territories and Alaska have long sparked my interest in the animals and their surroundings in these regions. I am constantly challenged to present animals intimately linked within the confines of their environment. The drama in the lives of these Polar Bears and their territory is truly unique. Expressing that drama in a good composition is all important to artistic achievement. Simply stated in my composition, ‘These bears traverse a narrow ice crevice, which is part of the environment they call home.'”
“Our family has a summer cabin in Central Montana where the ice cold creeks give up firm little ‘brookies’ if you have the right fly. These sweet fresh pan fries need only corn on the cob to be called gourmet. This delightful meal was anticipated while rocking on our front porch sipping a Crown Royal and talking about the fishing and the bear we saw deep in the high mountain berries “Up Spring Creek Canyon”.