Friday, April 2, 2010

Back from our little trip to Frannie, Wyoming and into Montana. We took our daughter, husbsnd and son out to celebrate her 41st Birthday which involved a 120 mile round trip drive to Red Lodge, Montana for the event. Next day we were in Billings for business then back to Frannie. Vicki was set up by our daughter, Janet for a checkup at the Lovell, Wyoming hospital where she runs the emergency room as well as working as a surgical nurse. Small hospitals require a do-it-all for nurses. With that under our belts we did the return trip running into a wonderful snow storm on the way home. Snowed all day yesterday and this morning our spring temperature was +6 degrees.
Our son-in-law runs a finishing studio which is a large shop where he does welding and patina work on bronzes. I took a few pictures of his current project which is a monument of Chris Ledoux, the famous world champion Bronc rider and western-country singer who died way befor his time of cancer. The bronze is by D Michael Thomas who uses Clay to do all his bronze work. This bronze is over 15 feet tall and will be installed in Kaycee, Wyoming which is where Chris was from. It is being financed by the Ledoux family. Quite an undertaking.

6 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

All of the above are gorgeous photos, Gary. Thanks for sharing them. I love seeing these types of masterpieces in process!

Vicki Greene said...

Wow, this is already impressive. I would love to see it once it is finished.

debwardart said...

Thanks for sharing your photos - statues fascinate me and this is very intriguing. Seems like the artistic streak follows throughout your family! Hope your wife did well with the checkup and the birthday dinner was delicous! Good luck with your upcoming gallery season.

Susan Roux said...

How wonderful! I remember Garth Brooks singing and talking about Chris Ledoux. This monument will be beautiful! What a spectacular tribute. Thanks for sharing.

Tammie Lee said...

This is impressive art! Massive and gorgeous! I hope I get to see it some day.

Crystal Cook said...

That is just amazing! I love Chris Ledoux, and was so sad to hear he had passed away. Me and my dad always would listen to him when we were bringing in hay from the field. Good memories :) Good luck with your gallery hanging!