The 2016 People's Choice Award Winning Sculpture
Lee is a retired wildlife enforcement officer while Sherri continues to teach, both at the high school level and as a college art instructor. Initially, their strength was highly detailed animal studies, gaining them a national reputation through featured artists status for conservation organizations like the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and Ducks Unlimited. These and other charity/conservation organizations sold their wildlife sculptures at auctions and fundraising events. While they still do scale replicas and original works of animal studies, nowadays they specialize in high-relief figurative bronzes, with an emphasis on historical figures or representations emblematic of a particular period of time in American history.
“Over a decade ago we were chosen as part of a national group of four sculptors commissioned for the American Presidents project in Rapid City, South Dakota,” says Lee. “Over the life of that massive project we’ve sculpted ten of the life-size, exact bronze monuments. Now historical figure commissions make up much of our busy schedule.” That said, the duo are adept at creating almost anyone, or anything (university mascots, dragons, animals), in beautiful, life-like bronze. The detail is incredibly exacting in every instance, whether it’s a president, a soldier, a shepherd, an eagle or a playground baseball player.