Eagle bronze pursuit
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Eagle bronze pursuit
Throughout artist, Frank Entsminger’s career; friends, family, nature enthusiast, and many clients strongly suggested that he should sculpt an eagle. Since a client asked Frank to do a life-size eagle, the commissioned piece with a deadline was created. With a looming finish date, Frank’s lovely wife, Sue, stepped in to help. Sue proved to be a huge part of sculpting such huge life-size piece.
Thus, making this the eagle sculpture the first life-size ever & the first from both Frank & Sue.
Frank was excited to have Sue help complete the project. The eagle needed a base, which Frank planned using a thin dry tree. The pose & the position of the wings came from Frank’s expertise. Detailing the tail plus all the feathering on the wings was sculpted by Sue.
Together they worked the winter of 2022-23 everyday, putting in long hours bringing the life-size bronze eagle entitled “Pursuit” to fruition. Also, Frank & Sue are doing a Special Copy for Wild Sheep Foundation entitled “Tuudi, Soaring Eagle”. From Athapaskan Mentasta dialect where they have lived since 1977 , Tuudi is the word for “eagle” in the local Naive-American language.
This life-size project was a product of love created with lots of blood, sweat, & tears by Frank & Sue. The bald eagle is a symbol of America, a nation strong, bold, courageous, and free just like the Wild Sheep Foundation (WSF) organization. A special copy is donated to the WSF convention for the live auction Saturday night January 20, 2024.
The life-size bronze eagle stands 96” tall weighing approximately 300 pounds which includes inner stainless steel structure for added strength mounted on a beautiful hardwood base. Entirely made in America, They did the mold at their shop in the Mentasta Mountains south of Tok with the help of their other foundry man, Jim Stout.
In addition, the two then transported the mold to their foundry in Springville, Utah, Art City Bronze for casting a finished product. This piece is a limited edition of 36. The auction piece is a special copy.
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Frank & Sue Entsminger
Limited Edition of 36
Issue Date: 2023