Springtime Bear

$300.00

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3.75 X 5.25 X 2.25
Colorado Alabaster

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Gail Jones Sundell takes a roughly shaped stone from the earth and brings it to life. Stone has been her favorite medium since she was a child, and she has had an abundance of experience working with alabaster from her family’s quarry near Fort Collins, Colorado. While primarily
self- taught, early in her career she benefited from the influence of artists who taught at her family’s art center and from the sculptors who frequented her family’s business.

Her main subject matter; the legends, spiritual life and family relationships of Native Americans was inspired by her father’s stories and his own paintings of his early life, growing up among the Cheyenne/Arapaho Indians in Oklahoma. Since she moved to Cheyenne, Wyoming in 1981, Gail has continued to associate with and study various cultures of Native Americans to give authenticity to her work.

Gail has been an exhibiting artist in numerous shows in the West. Since 1999, she has shown in the Cheyenne Frontier Days Western Art Show and Sale, where in 2000, Gail’s sculpture was selected as one of the Old West Museum purchases. Her participation in the Cowgirl Up! Invitational Exhibition and Sale in Wickenburg, Arizona until 2021 added patrons and friends to Gail’s list of numerous private collectors. Some of the corporate collections in which she is included are the Governor’s Residence and State Museum in Cheyenne, the Community of Christ Temple in Independence, Missouri, the Art of the Rocky Mountain West Collection in Dublin, Ireland, the Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art in David City, Nebraska, and the Great Plains Art Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Gail Sundell Sculpture, Colorado Alabaster 3.75 X 5.25 X 2.25 (Interest categories: Colorado Alabaster, , Wildlife, Sculpture, Sculptures and Accent Pieces, Fine Art, Art Gallery, Gail Sundell Artist)

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Mon-Sat 9:30am-5:30pm
Sunday 9:30am-5:00pm

Workshop Materials List

1. Clay – Chavant Le Beau Touche. Get the regular clay, not HM (high melt).
2. Clay warming devices, a metal bucket with a clamp on heat lamp or 100 W bulb works great.
3. Tie wire.
4. Aluminum foil.
5. Scissors.
6. Favorite sculpture tools.
7. Plank of wood (pine) approximately 8″ x 8″ x 2″.
Bring as many planks as you wish…the wood is used as the base for your sculpture.
8. Plumber’s pipe, 1/2″ threaded: Bring several different lengths…up to 10″…not PVC pipe.
Plumber’s pipe T joint.
Plumber’s pipe couplers.
Plumber’s pipe flange.
9. Screws and screwdriver to secure the flange to wood…this may be done before you arrive. (Place flange in the center of plank)
10. Wire cutters
11. Needle nose pliers
12. Rubber mallet.
13. Spatula
14. Measuring devices such as rulers, measuring tape, dividers, and calipers.
15. Because we concentrate on BIRDS IN FLIGHT, live models in the classroom are more distracting than useful. I will demonstrate the technique of constructing a cantilevered bird armature that can be used for many different bird species and will show you how to assemble shapes to capture the “gist” of the specific bird.
16. Bird field guides such as Peterson, Stokes, Golden, or Sibley. Sibley’s Guide to Birds (not Sibley’s Guide to Bird Life and Behavior) is best if bringing only one field guide. This popular book can usually be purchased at any bookstore.
17. Bring your laptop to the class if possible.
18. Bring your sketchbook.

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