Moose  titled "Brute"

While I was working on "Courting" a good friend/client of mine expressed interest in a sculpture of a really large mature moose in a fairly substantial size. This smaller version of the is a for-runner of the larger more complex & detailed custom piece to come. I've decided on "Brute" as a title. This mini version captures the position and composition for the larger version. I feel it came out so nice I decided to cast a 36 edition as a more affordable alternative to the larger version. The piece is 8" tall and 12" long. The larger version will be approximately 18" by 22" long.

January 2015, I took the piece to my foundry for casting. Check out the finished piece.

Frank Entsminger
Bronze Art 
Phone (907)632-5315  Home (907)883-2833
Frank Entsminger HC 72 Box 800, Tok Alaska 99780
 ELK WAX in the WORKS 

One cold late December day an older friend in our neighborhood, Darrell, invited my older brother, Harold, and I on a late season elk hunt. We were all going to school so the only time we had to hunt was weekends. A day and a half with no luck, Darrell and I were back at the car having some lunch when one of us spotted this huge six point bull lying down sunning himself on the very top of this snowy bluff. Off we went on the stalk. Reaching the bottom of the bluff and before climbing it we decided to split up each going a different direction hoping that one of us would encounter the bull. I scrambled to the top. Looking up that big valley, there was that big bull with a few cows 300 yards away in the blowing, drifting snow and wind. My little 32 winchester special, lever action, open sights was just not accurate for that situation. The bull escaped that weekend; however, the following weekend Harold got that big bull. What a beautiful animal he was! I remember to this day as if it were yesterday. This up coming piece takes me back to those times.