“Courting” is my 4th piece of bronze art dedicated to this impressive Alaskan icon. I see the moose as a beautiful work of nature adapted to its harsh environment. For me, moose are outstanding, awesome, and magnificently beautiful in every way. Having lived with and among them for over 50 years, they have earned my ultimate respect. Their ears are like radar. For their immense size, their long legs not only have the ability to handle deep snow, they can slosh through deep bogs or swamps, & swim deep lakes or rivers. They have the ability to adapt to living & feeding in high alpine ridges and meadows or down to lakes, ponds, and swamps of the low lands. I am amazed how they can move into populated areas turning to the scrubs, gardens & trees of humans to make their home. I cannot help myself from expressing my tribute to the world’s largest deer through my art.
As a hunter, I spend every fall in the great wilderness of Alaska where no matter what I am hunting, be it sheep, caribou, bears, or goats, I inevitably run into moose. I enjoy hunting moose in September, which is the time to experience the rutting or mating season. I thoroughly enjoy watching a herd bull chasing his cows into his pod making sure they remain with him. This is a familiar sight to hunters & wildlife enthusiasts in Alaska fall time. This display of aggression has given me the idea for “Courting,” a dominant bull with one of his cows during the rut. I believe with sound game management of both predator and prey, the future of moose is assured for future generations to utilize, view & enjoy.
This piece is 22” x 18” x 10” and mounted on a walnut base with a swivel $3750 or can be with a granite base $3950.