D. Michael Thomas

I was born in Thermopolis, raised in Big Piney, graduated from Jackson Hole High and the University of Wyoming and have made Buffalo home for several years. I got interested in sculpting my Junior year in college. I never took art classes but got good mentoring and critiques along the way.  I’ve been lucky enough to make a living at this since 1993. I’ve received many articles and awards over the years; two of which were the Purchase Award at the CFD WASS.

“‘The Last Lap’ depicts the Indian Relay Races, which are becoming increasingly popular.  It is one of the wildest most colorful events I have witnessed.  It involves expert horsemanship, athleticism, teamwork and has the potential for disaster at any moment.  These races keep alive Native American Traditions and heritage”.