Wild Bill Bison, 2019

Wild Bill BisonFabricated steel. Sited at the Element Hotel, Superior, CO, 2019.

The title gives a nod to Buffalo Bill Cody and his Wild West Show. One of Cody's final wishes was to be buried on Lookout Mountain above Denver.

The Bison is a recurring motif in the arts, as old as the prehistoric cave paintings of Lascaux, France.  This iconic animal symbolizes bravery, strength, and respect. 

This steel plate version is a geometric abstraction, referencing the language of modernist sculpture.