Win this $3500 donated bronze: Mustang II, by artist Chip Jones of BigRock Bronze Works!
Tickets are sold at many venues around Great Falls, and at the show. 1/$10 3/$25 12/$100
Tickets can be purchased with cash, check, or debit card. (sorry – no credit cards) Drawing will be held Saturday night right before the Quick Finish Auction. You need not be present to win!
Good luck! And thanks, Chip!
Artist: Chip Jones
Title: Mustang II
Retail value: $3,500 (value determined by price of numerous previous sales of similar size) Medium: Bronze
Overall Size: 30 x 26
Description: Bronze created by throwing, dripping and splashing 2300 degree bronze. It is framed in an antique frame, circa 1860-75.
About the artwork: Mustang II is my ode to AL, my Pryor Mountain Mustang, who was my partner in adventure most of his life.
Bio of the artist:
Chip is a fifth generation Montanan, who has been working in the arts most of his life. He built his bronze foundry “BigRock Bronze Works” in 1997 and has been creating his work there, ever since. This has allowed him to experiment with all methods of pouring bronze including the lost wax method, sand casting and open face plaster. His work can be found in all fifty states and many fine lodges abroad.
He created a new technique of throwing the bronze into open faced molds in 2007. Using up to 15 iron ladles during a single pour, he creates heavily textured relief work that is both contemporary and recognizable. Chip has always considered himself a texturist and enjoys the affects he achieves by splashing, throwing and dribbling the 2300 degree metal into one of his custom made molds. If he is not in his studio working on his next piece, you will surely find him tromping the mountain sides of Western Montana.