Saturday, June 23, 2018
Lynne and I were walking down our road and saw a big 4’ Bull snake I told her they were good snakes that they killed rattlesnakes. Lynne said how do you know that? I told her I always heard that even though I had never seen it. Well I googled it and found out it was a myth. Has anyone else every heard that Bull snake killed rattlesnakes I always thought it was true.
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Friday, June 15, 2018
I first taught myself to sculpt by reading books. I also listen to books when I am working or driving. This is a list of books of some of my favorites. What are some of your favorite books? Let me know thanks chrisnavarro.com
1.Art & Fear by David Bayles
2. Days of Grace by Arthur Ashe
3. Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Aron Ralston
4. Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
5. Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
6.The War of Art: Winning the Inner Creative Battle by Steven Pressfield
7. The Fighter's Mind: Inside the Mental Game by Sam Sheridan (Author)
8. I'd Rather Be in the Studio: The Artist's No-Excuse Guide by Alyson B. Stanfield
9. Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance
10. The Eighty-Dollar Champion: Snowman BY Elizabeth Letts Steve Jobs – by Walter Isaacson
Thursday, June 14, 2018
The College Rodeo Finals are in Casper this week and its great to see all these young men and women competing to be champions. ‘’ TO BE A CHAMPION ALL YOU GOTTA GIVE IS ALL YOU GOT!
‘’ALL OUT’’ bronze chrisnavarro.com
‘’ALL OUT’’ bronze chrisnavarro.com
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
It is an honor to have my work at the 2018 Cheyenne Frontier Days Western Art Show. Here are the sculptures I will be showing hope to see you there.
THE NATION’S TOP WESTERN ARTISTS RECEPTION AT THE GOVERNOR’S RESIDENCE LIVE AUCTION & DINNER July 19, 2018,The CFD Western Art Show & Sale features many of the nation’s top artists presenting original art that celebrates the heritage of the American West.
Monday, June 11, 2018
Lane Frost's parents Clyde and Elsie Frost visiting my memorial to their son. CHAMPION LANE FROST Monumental Bronze
CHAMPION LANE FROST Monumental Bronze, 15’ x 11’ x 9’
World Champion bull rider Lane Frost lost his life at age 25 competing in the 1989 Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo. I wanted to honor the great young man who paid the ultimate price doing what he had a passion and love for, so I decided to commission myself as the artist. Champion Lane Frost is always going to be my favorite sculptures because of all of the difficulties and challenges it took to complete it. Every time I started feeling good about the project, something would come along and knock me down. Right out of the gate, the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo Committee turned me down, saying I would have to raise all of the funds on my own. My father suffered a stroke just as I was starting the monument. He died on Nov. 8, 1992. When I was nearly finished with the clay original, it burned up in a fire at Caleco Foundry in Cody, Wyoming, on March 6, 1993. I was living in the foundry when an electric heater warming the clay shorted out and started a fire in the building. I awoke at 3 a.m. to find my room filled with smoke and called 911 before jumping out of the second story window. The volunteer fire department arrived and extinguished the fire, but not before the surface of the clay sculpture and most of my tools had been destroyed.. I ordered new tools and clay that very day and began working long hours to repair the damage. I was able to finish the monument and delivered it just days before the dedication on July 26, 1993. This was my first large public monument and it will always have a special place in my heart. Champion Lane Frost is located at Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Through its simple truth, the following quote by Lane touches my heart and gives me strength. ''Don't be afraid to go after what you want to do and what you want to be. But don't be afraid to be willing to pay the price.'' ̶ Lane Frost
Saturday, June 9, 2018
I asked a question to my facebook friends when you see art advertised in a magazine do you like to see the prices listed or not. The vote was 3 to 1 yes that people like to see the price listed in the ad. Thanks to everyone who voted. As an artist it is good to know when you promote your work. chrisnavarro.com