Edition 35 12″H X 11.5″W X 4″D $1,800
“This sculpture represents a moment suspended in time as an antelope races through the sagebrush.”
Edition 35 14″H X 36″W X 11″D $8,200
Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming, People’s Choice Award
Edition 35 14″H X 6″W X 9″D $2,000
“This approaching cougar is caught pausing for a brief moment before he settles amongst the heat-soaked rocks of a mountain outcropping.”
- Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, New York, Animal in Arts Award
- International Wildlife Exposition, Governor’s Award & Best of Show
“This composition reflects my fascination with the ram’s horns which are the focus of this study rather than the Bighorn bucks themselves.”
AWARDS & COLLECTIONS:
- Patrons Choice Award, International Masters of Fine Art, San Antonio, Texas
- Purchase Award, International Museum of Contemporary Masters of Fine Art, Permanent Collection
- Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Wickenburg, Arizona, Best of Show for Extraordinary Artistic Achievement in any Media for grouping including Bluff Called, Through the Pass and A Colt Named Sonny, 1920
“A Slight gold reflection lingers, scraping the last of the day’s long shadow. A piercing whistle is returned from across the canyon, a rattling of sabers. Guttural sounds of raging passion and eyes red with territorial mania express the need to dominate and procreate. Bluff is called. One not yet strong enough will soon be sulking in the safety of a stand of crowded pines where he’ll blow and plot revenge for another day.”
There brushed with yellow and red, a reflection lingers,
smoothing the scant shadows of the day.
A piercing whistle is returned from across the canyon,
ranking dominance coveted.
The reactive thrashing of an evergreen,
incites immature courage.
Deep cavernous rumbling, accented by high-pitched bugles,
perforates the air.
A young challenger succinct in his determination,
driven by the right to the ascendancy of power, strides forth.
Sabers clash, big based horns declare
the doctrine of strength.
Nearby, clusters of dense aspens,
covering for one not yet strong enough.
Sulking, blowing in the safety of the stand of trees,
plots this youngster, revenge for another day.
All aggression is consequential, bluff is called,
the seasons pass, an interlude, a day will come.
Sherry Salari Sander
“While exploring the Lake McKay area during a trip to the Northwest Territories, I happened upon what, from a distance, looked like an old oak tree growing out of the tundra. On closer inspection, this illusion revealed itself to be a group of caribou presenting such a strong composition that I was compelled to sculpt it…nature’s unfailing inspiration.”
Collision, chiseled upthrusting
Jagged spires ground by ice.
The tailings washed clean
A time after water talked.
Light is new deep gold
Reflections still low.
Light is high, white and hot.
Shadows thin, pressed against the shapes.
Light heavy, light falling
Profusion of darks
Push away the day.
Music of the canyon cools
Gathering force strikes, sharpens.
And, at the end of its breath
Recedes, a caress.
Come now, the mountain cardinal strolling
Through eroding pews.
Last light touching
Vestment hats of horns.
Sherry Salari Sander
Edition 25 13″H X 12″W X 9″D $2,200
Edition 25 11.5″H X 15.5″W X 6.5″D $3,200
Pemco Award, Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, New York, New York
Edition 35 18″H X 21″W $4,000
Edition 35 11.5″H X 22″W X 9″D $3,800
- Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Wickenburg, Arizona, Best of Show for Extraordinary Artistic Achievement in any Media for grouping including “A Colt Named Sonny, 1920”, “Bluff Called” and “Through the Pass”
“A number of years ago, I bought a colt named “Sonny” off the track. He was talented, athletic and I felt he would make an excellent jumper. Unfortunately, he had no redeemable social graces and was smart enough to be dangerous. As I developed this piece of sculpture from the 1920’s, there emerged Sonny, cold-eyed and forever the nonconformist.”
- National Academy of Western Art (NAWA), Gold Medal Award
- Society of Animal Artists, Best of Show
- Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma
- National Wildlife Art Museum, Jackson, Wyoming
“Having raised an orphan cougar has left me with many impressions of this wondrous athlete. Cats are superbly built for a life of hunting, requiring speed, power and agility. They may have an excess of dignity and arrogance but the gracefulness they lend to even the most simple gestures has kept me in awe of this splendid animal.”
“Two cats, gated by laziness
Supple muscles at rest
Fearless repose, innocuous from interlopers
Breathing hosannas to the Spirits.
Released from sleep, their daily game begins
Curvate shapes, long tails tucked low
Golden contours slink through waving grass
Powerful sinew leap atop polished cupolas
Their silent prowess rewarded with sated appetite.
Solicitous play, amplified by sham growling
Feverish chase taken for fun and survival
Terrestrial roaming shunt intruders
all work done, day is done, well done.
Two cats, once more drenched with sleep
Hidden bed awaits.
Artist’s soliloquy to its simplicity, to their mystery.”
Sherry Salari Sander
- Allied Artists of America, Raymond H. Brumer Memorial Award
- International Museum of Contemporary Masters of Fine Art, 1st Runner Up Peoples’ Choice Award
“The cutbanks of the eastern slope of the Rockies produce trophy muleys where the conditions for health and growth seem to be ideal. My husband and I never miss an opportunity to visit these big guys during our annual fall trip to the ‘east side’.”
“Through distraction or perhaps curiosity of even a slight irregularity in its landscape, an animal will draw near. But, in a breath, they will sense a misshape or smell and are soon gone beyond the disappearing light of evening.”
Edition Size 35 17″H X 20″W X 16″D $6200
“Our family has a cabin in Alaska located in the heart of the Lake Iliamna Salmon Fishery. Grizzlies and eagles abound taking advantage of the schools of salmon returning to the rivers for the seasonal spawning runs. Reaching these isolated sights by float plane, we circled overhead referencing the grizzlies before landing to observe eagles and do a little fishing. Once down, and with the watchful eye for bears, we enjoyed being entertained by these powerful birds of prey squabbling over their fish dinner.”
“The area of Winnett in central Montana is an outdoor sculpture in itself. Bold geometric rock formations, colored by light, are to be found no where but on the plains of Montana. Antelope and many other animals call the “Environment at Winnett” home.”