As a child, I explored the
prairies and was amazed at some of the artifacts I could find. There
were remains of
bison skulls mixed with cattle skulls from large winterkills. Those
skulls would recycle back into the environment with all sorts of rodents stripping the
skulls for the calcium they needed.
I started sculpting bison after a dream I had in late 1989
which revealed I
would gain my fame as an artist through bison figures.
About two weeks after this dream I found out Kevin Costner was in my home
state of South Dakota filming "Dances With Wolves". I knew then that this was
one of those dreams of premonition. I sculpted nothing but bison for the rest of 89
and all of 1990.