Rocky Mountain Dandy
20" x 8" x 19"
Rocky Mountain Dandy represents a bull elk that is just coming into its first, mature breeding season. When I was designing this piece, I envisioned this young, healthy bull coming out of a grove of aspen trees into a meadow with his head raised and thrown back in peak confidence knowing he would be able to get the attention of nearby cows in hopes of gathering a fall harem. I work with a foundry in eastern Oregon and oftentimes get the pleasure of seeing large herds of elk on the hillsides as I pass through the Blues. Seeing a bull standing tall with his harem gathered around always brings to mind Rocky Mountain Dandy.