The belief of fellowship in nature and a common bond with all creatures are reflected in this bronze of an Indian brave as he befriends a small fawn. Minute details are wonderfully captured through the spots on the fawn, the facial expression on the brave- even in the tiny detail of his fingernails.
Bell was a natural artist with a gifted and sensitive hand. He created his bronze sculptures with sensitivity and authenticity visually reflecting the essence and form of each creature. In searching for a better means of expression, Bell found wax to be his true medium, with the ability to capture the details of the Indian culture, wildlife, and the contemporary cowboy. The Lost Wax process allowed him the means to mold lasting representations. He mastered the art of casting his own pieces in bronze, thus gaining a fuller appreciation of the intricacies of the craft – each a complete story with its own humor or pathos- each created with the skill, perfection, and authority of a true professional artist.
Although Bob authorized up to twenty copies of this magnificent sculpture, there were only a few copies cast before he died.
Condition: Excellent- original
Provenance: Maintained in the same family since originally purchased from the artist in 1978.