I try to tell a story with my art and I want to share some of the stories behind the sculptures I have created. chrisnavarro.com MUSTANG PRIDE 16’’ x 23’’ x 9’’ Monumental Bronze, 12’ x 9’ x 4’ The mustang has long been the symbol and mascot for Natrona County High School in Casper, Wyoming. As a tribute to the school, I created Mustang Pride, a wild mustang stallion rearing forward with mane and tail flying. This was a special monument to me, as my two children, JC and Natalie, along with my wife, Lynne, all graduated from NCHS. I was able to dedicate the bronze while my son and daughter were attending school there.
Thursday, February 15, 2018
I try to tell a story with my art and I want to share some of the stories behind the sculptures I have created. chrisnavarro.com RACING THE MOON Bronze (Wall Hanging relief), 13’’ x 31’’ x 2’’ Three horses running under a full moon are shown in this wall hanging sculpture. All three are in full gallop, manes flying, under the moon's golden glow. The sculpture combines both low and high relief techniques that detail and emphasize the animals’ swift movements.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
I just finished my newest monumental sculpture ‘’DARE TO DREAM BIG ‘’ Height 6.5’ Length 10’ now to start casting it in bronze. This sculpture will also have an interactive element. Next to the monumental bronze ‘’DARE TO DREAM BIG’’ will be a large outdoor chalk board. At the top of the board a sign reads.
I DARE TO DREAM BIG AND I WILL….
Writing down your goals will force you to clarify what you want, and it will motivate you to act. Open your mind and heart to the possibilities, trust and believe that, if you write it down, one day you will make your goals and dreams come true! chrisnavarro.com
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
I try to tell a story with my art and I want to share some of the stories behind the sculptures I have created. chrisnavarro.com RANGE RIGHTS Bronze, 17.5” x 27” x 12’’ A lone cowboy is driving two Longhorn Bulls that have wandered off from the herd. They are on the trail when they come upon an old buffalo bull that challenges them for the right-of-way. The buffalo has no intention of allowing the others to cross into his range without a fight.
Friday, February 9, 2018
I try to tell a story with my art and I want to share some of the stories behind the sculptures I have created. chrisnavarro.com ‘’RING OF PEACE’’ Bronze and Stainless Steel, 41’’ x 9.5’’ x 6’’ Monumental Bronze, 19’ x 4’ x 3.5’ I created this sculpture in memory of Matthew Shepard, the University of Wyoming student who was murdered in 1998. The 19-foot tall memorial is located in Casper, Wyoming. I was driving home to Wyoming from Texas in 1998 after delivering a monument when my wife called to tell me that Judy Shepard, Matthew’s mother, wanted to talk to me about a memorial to her son. Later, from my motel room, I awoke at 3 a.m. I have a habit of keeping a pen and paper next to my bed, so I quickly made note of my thoughts before falling back to sleep. The next morning, I noticed my sketch and the accompanying poem that had come to me as a dream. As I looked at it, I knew I would create this sculpture.[CN1]
THE RING OF PEACE
If you believe in hope
And the need for peace,
Step up and ring the bell,
So it will sing
For the promise of tomorrow.
Thursday, February 8, 2018
I try to tell a story with my art and I want to share some of the stories behind the sculptures I have created. chrisnavarro.com ‘’RISK’’ Bronze, 32’’ x 15’’ x 12’’ A long and arcing cliff edge is the dominant design environment of this sculpture. A lean man, strong in body, is holding on to the edge of a cliff by his fingertips. He has taken the great risk to pull himself up and over the ledge to get to where he needs to be. There are times in life where if you want something bad enough, you have to be willing to risk everything.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
I try to tell a story with my art and I want to share some of the stories behind the sculptures I have created. chrisnavarro.com RUNNING FREE Bronze, 12” x 26” Wild horses are herd animals and, when possible, live in groups. Each herd has a lead mare that is in charge of the day-to-day running of the family group, thereby keeping the herd safe. She also determines the routes to be taken when they move. The head stallion, meanwhile, will push from the rear, keep the band together, and provide protection from predators and other stallions.