Yellowstone Bison

Yellowstone Bison


I love the majesty of bison (buffalo). There is nobleness in this beast of that commands attention. I’ve often found myself drawn to the shaggy appearance of these animals in spring time – when they are shedding their thick winter coats. I love to see the discarded hair hanging in clumps and sheets off their backs.

Note: Buffalo stand with their faces to the wind in snowstorms. This causes the moisture in their noses to be blown back and away from their noses. In contrast, the first cattle brought up north “suffocated” as they faced ‘away from the wind’. The dripping ‘snot’ from their noses had caked up around their nostrils and froze. This little ditty gives more meaning to the parting phrase used in the ‘old west’, “Keep the wind in your face”.

Pardon me as I add a little more meaning to this: “A man lives to the extent that he expels from his life that which does not serve him any longer. To de-hoard is to experience freedom.”


One response to “Yellowstone Bison

  • Kim Begalla

    I live in Kamas, Utah and Evanston, Wyoming and purchased your “Crow Shaman” years ago from the La Fonda gallery in Santa Fe. I picked up the piece at your foundry in Utah, which I no longer think I can find because of the population and building growth. I love the work and have it in a special place in my office at home.
    I would like to purchase the above Bison or the Tatonka, as the buffalo is representative of Wyoming, such majestic country. I particularly like your style and the natural manner in which you sculpt. I do not like a base on most sculptures, only bronze.
    Please let me know sizes of these sculptures and cost if I come from Wy to pick up in Utah.
    Thank you, Scott
    Sincerely, Kim Begalla

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