Frank has made several trips to Mongolia hunting ibex, sheep and birds. He was later inspired to sculpt the largest sheep of the world. He first sculpted the “Altay Argali”. After one his trips, he decided to bring the entire skeleton of an ibex home to use in his work. He made a miniature skeleton one-fifth the size of life with all the working joints in the legs. Then he moved the miniature skeleton to the position he wanted to sculpt. From there, he sculpted the muscles onto the skeleton. He found this so accurate enabling him to work a piece with ease. April 2008, “Critters of the Crags” went to the foundry for casting. The completed piece came out July 2008. This is his largest piece thus far. Frank is offering the piece in either the colored patina or gold earth tones. Frank’s 17th piece.
Size with walnut base: 40″ tall by 20″ wide by 14 1/2 deep. [walnut base not pictured]
Weighs a little over 100 pounds
– Frank donated this bronze sculpture to the Wild Sheep Foundation Convention in Reno Jan. 20, 2018.
He made a miniature skeleton one-fifth the size of life with all the working joints in the legs.
Frank decided to make a more affordable piece with only one ibex on the bronze piece. This piece measures 35″ tall by 14″ wide by 12″ deep.
Edition size: 36 Sells for $7500