“A Life in the High Country” could also be called “Your life in Bronze” . On this sculpture, Rick can personalize your facial features, your firearm of choice, your hat, your pack, and your game . This 18″ tall sculpture portrays a mountain hunter carrying a backpack with or without a ram and/or any other game you might chose and is destined to become a family heirloom as it becomes a “one of one” sculpture of a specific individual. It can also be customized to include four ram busts on the base (see photo) which can be modified to represent your four specific rams. This sculpture is all about you!
If the exitement of Christmas day is hard to beat, the citizens of Glenrock Pennsylvania do just that on Christmas Eve. With a Christmas eve caroling tradition begun by 5 men in 1868, the citizens of the town have succeeded in caroling each and every year without fail for 143 years. Singing prescribed old English carols they begin in the towns church on Christmas Eve and sing until the sun breaks the next day. As they sing their way through the night, they are greeted by friends and family, libations and an unfaltering Yuletide Spirit.
The Edson Chapter of the Wild Sheep Foundation want the public to be aware of their mission statement. With a bronze monument in the central park and interpretive plaques they explain their mission and profile the famous bighorn sheep found just west of Edson in the Rocky Mountains.
“The Salmo Ram”, was originally installed beside the Tourist Information Centre on Highway 3 south of Salmo BC, to commemorate the regions winter feeding program of a resident herd of bighorn sheep. The tourist centre has subsequently been closed but the picnic and parking area is still open for viewing of this monument.
This personal commission of a life-size bighorn sheep was done for Gary and Yvonne Rigotti for their home. This was Gary’s first ram. a California bighorn , taken on a self-guided hunt in his home state of Oregon. It was this sheep that started him on his current obsession. Inquire about custom work.
“Under the Midnight Sun” is based on a previous world record ram that was guided by the legendary outfitter Alec Van Bibber. This monument was commissioned by the Yukon Outfitters Association to adorn the Yukon Visitor Reception Centre as a gift from the hunters who visit and enjoy the Yukon and services of the outfitters.
When PCL Contractors finished the expansion of the recreational facilities of Mount Royal College, the CEO (Mr. Simpson) and his board wished to honor the sports teams of the school which are all called “Cougars”. This monument is 2X life-size and is installed indoors, in a central location that has become a meeting place and focus for students and visitors.
“Baja” was inspired by the graceful rhythm of dolphins in and out of the water as they travel on the pressure way at the prow of the boat. This limited editition bronze has a verdigris patina and is mounted on black marble. Edition limited to 36. It is 14 inches long and 10 inches tall. Inquire for more details.
After several successful projects with the Alberta Children’s Hospital, the artist was called upon to create the artwork for the Doctors’ Awards and Recognition Program. These four oval cherry wood plaques contain the names of the ongoing award recipients for the hospitals “Humanitarian Award, Clinician/Educator Award, Community Paediatritian Award and Academic Leadership Award. The awards display also contains four bronze relief wildlife sculptures. The positioning of the animals: coyote in the north, bald eagle in the south, bison in the east and grizzly in the west echos the theme of the life-size sculptures in the main lobby of the hospital by Carole Danyluk and Rick Taylor . Combined with the wildlife “way-finding” symbols throughout the building designed by the same artists this theme has created continuity that is both comforting and convenient for the patients and families. Inquire about custom work.
“The Legend of the Prophet” (The Chadwick Ram) was the first bronze monument to be commissioned by the Guides and Outfitters Association of British Columbia. This famous stone sheep is the logo of the Wild Sheep Foundation and to this day represents what some consider to be the finest North American trophy animal ever harvested. The hunt was outfitted by Roy Hargreaves and expedited by Frank Golata. “Legend” stands in front of the Historical Museum of Ft. Nelson, along the Alaska Highway with the stone sheep mountain range to the west. At the dedication of the monument to the public, we were honored to have Ishbel Cochrane (Roy Hargreaves’ daughter and Betty Golata (Frank Golata’s wife) in attendance. The names of the hundred sponsors who’s generosity made this effort possible are displayed on the plinth on bronze plaques and include many hunters, outfitters and local people.