In the summer of 2013, after completing an artist-in-residence program at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, I travelled to Yellowstone Park. The bison that roamed freely in parts of park made an enormous impression on me and inspired this proposed work for Bucknell University. This piece will showcase a beautiful and powerful creature that has a spiritual and live presence on the campus site. Robust, muscular and of course shaggy, the sculpture will be cast in either aluminum or bronze and then treated with a warm patina that will relate the piece to the warm red brick buildings on campus. The image of the bison on the left shows a multi-level base for the sculpture. This stepped base will act as a gathering place on campus for students, alumni, and the community. This gives the sculpture of Bucknell’s mascot the added dimension of being a focal point on campus for social gatherings, studying or athletic pep rally’s
TITLE: Bucknell Bison
DATE: Proposed September 2016
MEDIA: Bronze or Aluminum
DIMENSIONS: Life Size to One and Half Times Life Size
LOCATION: Bucknell University
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