chasing the wind


This beautiful book chronicles the life and work of Chris Navarro: his journey from being a rodeo cowboy and oil field worker to one of the premiere sculptors of the West. It explores the significant influences that have molded and inspired his art, showing the transformation of his art from conception to completion. It is filled with vivid descriptions and observations that illustrate the wide range of his work. Gaining insight into the reasons and emotions behind his monumental memorials, this book leads us into a world of sculpture. “Your experiences have everything to do with your beliefs and how you see the world. As in art and life, if what you create is real, and if it’s done with genuine emotions, there will always be others who will want to experience and relate to that power. In creating art, I have found something that I really love to do, and I hope people can see that through the work I have done, because when I finish a sculpture, it, too, becomes a part of me.” – Chris Navarro