“Rarified Heir” (Marco Polo Sheep) by Rick Taylor

In the thin air  of the Pamir Mountains dwells the most beautiful of all the wild sheep, the fabled ram of Marco Polo.  In this realm might live a 74 inch ram and to this ram would go a title “The King of the Pamirs”.  There is a set of pick up horns in the Museum of Natural History in London that were presented to the Queen that are 74 inches long.  This sculpture represents the holy grail of mountain dwellers.  Standing 14″ tall, this sculpture  is photographed with an enhanced color patina but can also be finished traditionally in the warm hues of bronze.  The edition is limited to 48.  $4500. USD includes shipping.  The photo below illustrates a more traditional ,less color enhanced , patinae also available on this piece.

“Clash in the Caucasus ” (Dagestan / Eastern Tur) by Rick Taylor

Tur inhabit some of the steepest country in the world.  This sculpture depicts a scaled version of the current world record Dagestan  Tur  (whose long horn measures 47 inches)  engaging in a fight for dominance.  The limited edition bronze sculpture measures 22 inches long and 12 inches tall and is mounted on 2 inch thick walnut.    The edition will be limited to 48.  $6800 USD includes shipping in US and Canada.  THIS EDITION IS CLOSED

“High Blue Heaven” (Tibetan blue sheep) by Rick Taylor

The artists in China, with blue sheep.

On an expedition to China in 2001, Rick and Carole collected a beautiful blue sheep.  These unique but plentiful animals live on the Tibetan Plateau in the western reaches of the country.  The limited edition bronze sculpture entitled “High Blue Heaven” depicts two blue sheep.  It has an enhanced color patina to capture the beauty of its pellage and is mounted on a trianular walnut base.  This sculpture is 15 inches high and is limited to an edition of 48.  THIS EDITION IS SOLD OUT.

“Eye of the Hunter” by Rick Taylor

Falconry-an ancient tradition.

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Since the dawn of time hunters have been assisted by domesticated wild animals which include horses, dogs and even birds.  The mightiest of the birds used for hunting is the golden eagle in western Mongolia.  The limited edition bronze sculpture entitled “Eye of the Hunter” depicts this ancient practice.  As a companion piece to “Under Asian Skies” it further tells the story of the Mongolian and Kazahk way of life,  past and present. It features a Kazahk  hunter, his bird and his stout but powerful horse. This sculpture is part of the “Traditional Way” series, which reflects Rick’s personal interest in other cultures and old hunting traditions.  This bronze is 20″ tall. The edition is limited to 24. $12,500 USD includes shipping in US and Canada.

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“High in the Hindu Kush” (Kashmir Markhor) by Rick Taylor

The markhors (wild goats) inhabit the roughest mountains in the world.  The Hindu Kush is a mountain range in Northern Pakistan which flanks the Himalayas.  Here, the Kashmir Markhor owns the rock.  Also called the “flare-horn”  markhor, the spiral shape horns evoke a similarity to a kudu.  This is one of the most impressive animals for sheer sculptural stature and beauty.  This master of the crags wins hands down.  The limited edition bronze sculpture entitled” High in the Hindu Kush” is 20 inches high and is mounted on fine walnut wood. Edition is limited to 48. $6500 USD includes shipping in US and Canada.  THIS EDITION IS SOLD OUT

“Under Asian Skies” by Rick Taylor

Mongolia 2006

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“Asian Skies” detail

The largest wild sheep in the world live in western Mongolia.  A trip to the Altai mountains is a step back in time where the traditional people live much the same as they did a thousand years ago.  They are accomplished horsemen partly due to their horses, which, although small in stature, are strong and determined .  These horses are descendants of the line that allowed Genghis Khan to conquer the world.   Here one also finds the wild ibex, that spectacular mountaineer of the crags.  “Under Asian Skies” is a limited edition cast bronze sculpture which reflects Rick’s love of Mongolia, its people and wildlife. The success of this substantial work is due to the attention to details such as the saddlery, costuming and cargo. Also, to honor Mongolia and its citizens, Rick installed a larger than life-size monument of the mighty  Argali sheep  in front of the Natural History Museum, in Mongolia’s capital city, Ulanbaatar. “Under Asian Skies” is 25 inches long. The edition is limited to 36. $25,000. USD includes shipping in US and Canada.THIS EDITION IS SOLD OUT

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Mongolia 2006

“One Last Look” (Trans caspian urials) by Rick Taylor

“One Last Look” ( Trans Caspian Urials) by Rick Taylor

Limited Edition Cast Bronze sculpture “One Last Look” (Trans Caspian Urials) by Rick Taylor.  This piece depicts three transcaspian urials as they begin their descent after detecting danger close by.  The top urial takes a moment to have that one last look.  The color enhanced bronze sculputre is mounted on a walnut base with built-in turntable.  This piece is 15 inches tall, Edition limited to 48. $5800. US includes shipping in US and Canada. Please call to order.

“Ibex Hunter” by Rick Taylor

Golden eagles are found throughout the world.  In Asia, the giant Steppe Eagle patrols the mountains picking off unweary marmots, foxes, sheep and ibex.  On a recent trip to Iran, Rick witnessed an eagle dive three times at a lone ibex billy testing the animals vitality.  But, this healthy billy would rise up on his hind leg and slash at the eagle.  In the end, they both went their own way. This sculpture could be customized to reflect either Siberian ibex horns or Persian horns.   Cast bronze mounted on a two tier fine walnut base,  this piece is 21″ tall. Edition limited to 48. $7900 USD includes shipping in US and Canada.   THIS EDITION IS SOLD OUT.

“Ibex Hunter” (detail)

“Ibex Hunter” (detail).

“Ibex Hunter” by Rick Taylor

Photo by Kathy Douglas