This life size bronze sculpture was Matthew’s last project as an employee of Old World Stone Carving. He’s done very well since as an independent sculptor., with works across the nation.
Matthew’s sensitivity shows through in every detail. We had Cash, a police horse, in every week for confirmation of detail.
This memorial sculpture honors the bond between the youth that the ranch serves and the animals it uses to help these young people.
When the dedication was held the Columbus police brought Chance. On camera, and as if on cue, Chance walked up when the sculpture was unveiled and nuzzled his likeness. It was magical.
The expression on the young man’s face is focused, and grateful. We very much wanted to express a thankfulness.
When we whipped the clay master to New Mexico to be cast in bronze at the Shidoni Foundry we had a married trucker pair. He of bleached and poofed hair, a sleeveless tank top, she with a tobacco pipe… and needless to say, the shipment was without a problem.
Horse muscle by a guy that had one in front of him twice a week for a while… and brilliantly done.