Guard in Big Sky, Montana
Jill and Loren Bough
are friends and clients who lived in Moscow for several years before
moving back home to Montana in 2003. We had kept in touch and they
are on my mailing list for announcements about my work.
September, 2005 I sent out a mailing about the 25th anniversary
celebration for POINT 7, a project I had done in Wilson City Park
in Fayetteville Arkansas in 1979-80. In the information about the
celebration and project there were two digital collage ‘plans’ for
bronze sculptures. I had proposed drawings of the concept years
ago but they were tabled in 1980 and never realized? Jill picked
up on the “Old Guard” proposal and queried as to whether I would
be interested in making one for her family’s home in Big Sky, Montana.
Of course I was happy to oblige and thus the year long project began.
Here you can follow
the progress of the Old Guard bronze sculpture from scale model,
to enlarged clay study, molds being taken, waxes cast and ultimately
the bronze castings and final finished product going out the door
at my studio in Moscow. And lastly you see how the piece looked
after it’s installation on the new stone structure that was built
in September 2006 to accommodate the piece.
I will update the final photo when the landscaping is finished;
I suspect in the summer of 2007!
Frank Williams, Moscow
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