David Lemon

“Sweetgrass”

Bronze Sculpture

Edition size: 40

27.5″ tall

$6,500

This limited edition bronze, represents a Southern Cheyenne girl, dressed in a traditional skin dress.
The Cheyenne are one of the best known of the Plains tribes. The Cheyenne Nation formed into ten bands, spread across the Great Plains, from southern Colorado to the Black Hills in South Dakota. At the same time, they created a centralized structure through ritual ceremonies, such as the Sun Dance. When gathered, the bands leaders met in formal council. Alone among the Plains tribes, they waged war at the tribal level, first against their traditional enemy, the Crow, and later (1856*1879) against United States Army forces. In the mid-19th century, the bands began to split, with some bands choosing to remain near the Black Hills, while others chose to remain near the Platte Rivers of central Colorado.

Sweet Grass Bronze (1)

Sweet Grass Bronze (6)
Sweet Grass Bronze (8)
Sweet Grass Bronze (8A)
Sweet Grass Bronze (8B)

“Plains Warrior”
Edition of 40
30 inches tall with base by 13 inches at it’s widest

Pre-cast price $12,900 for the Polychrome version (first 5 copies only)
Pre-cast price $12,700 for the Monochrome version (first 5 copies only)

Release price $14,500

This represents a Sioux Sub-Chief with bow. He stands ready to defend his way of life. The expansion of the settled territories by Europeans and people from the Eastern United States was inevitable. You just can’t have all that virgin territory and not have people who think, if it isn’t deeded land, then it’s open to those who also want to build a life as well as a future for their families.

The concept of owning land was foreign to Native American Indians. They controlled hunting grounds and traditional migration areas. They defended these areas for the survival of their people. Unfortunately, they didn’t have a standing army, or supply trains to keep soldiers in the field. Indians had to break off and hunt for the food to survive the winters. They just couldn’t win. In the long run though. They survived due to courage and defiance of warriors like the “Plains Warrior”.
These photographs are of the Multi-patina bronze

 

This is the Monochrome Version of Plains Warrior

 “The Protector” 

The Protector, who’s real name was, Stone Eyes, was born into a prominent family, his older brother Grizzly Hump, who took their father’s name was chief of Biters band of Siksikas (Black Foot Tribe) for which they belonged to.
The name Siksiká comes from the Blackfoot words sik (black) and iká (foot).
As a teenager and young warrior Stone Eyes had not performed any great deeds worthy of recognition until his brother lent him an amulet said to have spiritual powers made from a mirror decorated with eagle feathers, ermine skins, and magpie feathers. Stone Eyes was successful during his first ever raid as a warrior, gaining himself two enemy horses which he captured and gifted to his brother, Grizzly Hump. Similar success during following expeditions resulted in Grizzly Hump giving Stone Eyes the amulet as a gift. Word of Stone Eye’s success spread throughout the Biters band and many referred to him as the “young chief” before he earned or was appointed any leadership position in the band.
During the Autumn of 1871 chief Grizzly Hump, the chief of the Biters band of the Siksika nation and brother of Stone Eyes died resulting in Stone Eyes being appointed as chief of the biters. During his career as a band chief he was noted for his kindness, generosity and intelligence.
When Stone Eyes was among his band, his men were invited to eat, smoke, tell stories every day. He was generous. He gave his running horses out during hunts. Stone Eyes had four wives; two put up Sun Dances. He was kind to children and women.
—-Descendent of Running Rabbit
Due to his intelligence and kindness, Stone Eyes was often looked upon to settle disputes within the band and nation. One incident happened during the early 1870s along the Old man River where a man from the biters band accidentally killed one of Crowfoot’s daughters with a loaded gun. The man hid from Crowfoot who sought to kill him in retaliation in Stone Eye’s teepee. Stone Eyes stressed to Crowfoot that the killing was an accident and gave Crowfoot some horses as added compensation. Though usually peaceful in settling disputes Stone Eyes resorted to violence when the well being of his family was threatened, a noted incident involved Stone Eyes shooting a fellow Indian for beating his blind brother with a whip.
Through years of good leadership and his protective nature, as well as his kindness, Stone Eyes gained the title of not only Chief, but “The Protector”.

Edition of 15

25 Inches Tall by 15 inches Wide

Pre-cast offer $14,500 (limited to the first five sculptures sold)

Pre-Release Price $14,500

Release price: $16,500

The Protector (3)
The Protector (4)
The Protector (5)
The Protector (6)
The Protector (7)

 

“Down The Ridgeline”

Edition Size: 40

15″ x 15″

$5,250

This is a northern plains warrior wearing a wolf skin headdress, carrying a spear. A warrior took on the spirit of the animal who’s skin he wore. Powerful and beautiful at the same time.

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“Down The Ridgeline” Bronze Sculpture Edition of 40

"Down The Ridgeline" bronze Sculpture Edition of 40
“Down The Ridgeline” Bronze Sculpture Edition of 40

"Down The Ridgeline" Bronze Sculpture Edition of 40

“Down The Ridgeline” Bronze Sculpture Edition of 40

Down The Ridgeline Bronze Sculpture Editon of 40

“Down The Ridgeline” Bronze Sculpture Edition of 40

“Wolf Robe”

This Multi-Patina Bronze, is of the famous Southern Cheyenne warrior, “Wolf Robe”. He was a holder of the Benjamin Harrison Peace Medal. During the late 1870s he was forced to leave the open plains and relocate his tribe on the Cheyenne and Arapaho Indian Reservation in Indian Territory. He was awarded the Benjamin Harrison Peace Medal in 1890 for his assistance in the Cherokee Commission.”
He was born in about 1838, and died in 1910.

Edition of 40

14 inches tall by 13 inches wide

   Retail Price $4,950

Wolf Robe (2)

Wolf Robe (4)

Wolf Robe (6)

Wolf Robe (10)

Wolf Robe (12)

Wolf Robe close up front

Wolf Robe close up side view

Eagle Dancer
By David Lemon
Edition of 40
13 inches tall by 8 inches wide
Pre-Release Price $2,950 Release Price $3,400

The Native American Eagle dance performed by Indian tribes consists of movements that emulate an eagle. The dancers are clothed with replications of eagle attire. The performance includes sequences of songs and dances. In Native American tribes, the eagle has a symbolic meaning. These Native American tribes believe that the eagle has a spiritual connection to their prayers.

Photographs finished bronze

Morning Joe 
By David Lemon
Edition of 20
21 inches tall
Pre-Cast Price $4,950 …. First Five Numbered Copies Only
Release Price $5,500

Cup of Joe. 1914 Josephus Daniels was appointed Secretary of the Navy by President Woodrow Wilson. Among his Naval reforms were inaugurating the practice of making 100 fleet sailors eligible for the Naval Academy, the introduction of women into the service, and on July 1, 1914, he issued general order 99, which rescinded Article 827, the officers’ wine mess. Rumor has it that from that time on, the strongest drink aboard Navy ships was coffee, and over the years, a cup of coffee became known as “a cup of Joe.” The first real cowboys appeared in the middle 1800’s during the days of the great cattle drives. Their task was to herd wild Mexican “beeves” up to graze on the open ranges of the American West. A cowboy’s supper usually included beans, sourdough biscuits, oh yeh, and uh… beef, and (who knew?) strong black kettle-brewed coffee. It’s rumored that this coffee could float a horse shoe, kill a Diamond Back rattler, or even make a cowpoke put his six-guns away! (lest his nervous trigger finger stampede the herd…Yipes!) This cowboy, up early, before dawn, trying to focus and formulate if he’s alive.. That warm cup in his hand and his old shirt in the other, he waits for the chuck breakfast that cookie is preparin’. Till then, he’s just numb.
Lone Wolf By David Lemon
Edition of 50
3 and 1/2 inches long by 2 inches tall

A Lone Wolf, driven from the pack, standing alone against a winter wind.

Price $750
Photographs of the finished wax
This piece is at the foundry, and in production.
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To The Four Winds
By David Lemon
Edition of 50
1 and 7/8 inches tall by 3 and 3/4 inches long

A herd of thundering bison, spreading to the four winds

pre-cast at $625
release price will be $825

Photographs of the finished bronze

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Master of the Plains
By David Lemon
Edition of 50
2 and 3/4 inches tall by 4 inches long
This bronze represents an old bison, wounded by many battles for control of his harem of cow buffalo. He’d been challenged by young Bulls, but always mastered the fight. He’s the ruler of all he sees. He’s the Master of the Plains.
 pre-cast at $495
release price will be $625
Photographs of the finished bronze
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