Denise Ford brought her current monument into Tallgrass Art Gallery to work on it in our window. We are so excited to have her joining us for a few weeks so our guests can have the opportunity to see how a sculpture evolves from inspiration up to casting.
The piece portrays an Osage Native American wrapped in a bison robe. It has been very interesting to us to watch her work and 'communicate' with the sculpture as the concept evolves and develops. Denise says 'the piece speaks to me'.
Having the sculpture in gallery and resident artists here gives the public a chance to talk to the artist as she works. Last week two children 'helped' Denise put clay on the bison robe. They were enthralled with the process. Others were curious about her inspiration, how she works and the processes involved.
Giving the public, especially children, the opportunity to experience art is one of the joys of gallery ownership. The other one, often overlooked, is our personal chance to experience art and the artists we work with. At Tallgrass Art Gallery, we are honored to work with over 30 regional artists who share their art, lives and creativity with us on a daily basis.
We invite you to come by and 'experience' art, artists and Pawhuska, OK, the rising arts destination in the Tallgrass Region.
Musings by Bruce Carter, Owner/Curator of Tallgrass Art Gallery