Sculpture: BROKEN ABOUT EVERYTHING BUT WORD

SCULPTURE: BROKEN ABOUT EVERYTHING BUT WORD

About Sculpture: Broken About Everything But Word

I was asked the other day if my Sculpture ‘’ BROKEN JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING BUT MY WORD ’’ is a self-portrait. It sure could be because I always keep my word when I give it and I have suffered a few injuries in my rodeo career and working horses. I started rodeo when I was 16 competing on bulls and broncs then switched to team roping which I still compete in.

The injuries of Broken About Everything But Word

These are the injuries I have received so far. Front teeth knocked out. Dislocated left and right shoulder. Broke right and left collarbone. 12 broken ribs seven on left side five on the right. Collapsed left the lung. Broke left thumb and right hand. Broke left shoulder blade and have suffered five concussions. I have had three surgeries to repair my left shoulder, left collarbone, and my right hand. In rodeo, it is not if you are going to get hurt it is just when and how bad. I did break my thumb skiing and dislocated my right shoulder hang gliding. No one likes to deal with pain. I have found it is a good thing to have a short memory when it comes to pain and defeat. It is the cowboy way when you get knocked down to brush yourself off and get back on.

Sculpture: BROKEN ABOUT EVERYTHING BUT WORD

As an artist, you want the ability to translate words into images and images into words. Balance, proportion, rhythm, and harmony are the qualities that encompass beauty. SCULPTURE: BROKEN ABOUT EVERYTHING BUT WORD. It needs everything in making the sculpture.

Exposing yourself to others with skills greater than your own will make you grow.  When you share your art of Bronze Sculpture with others you expose yourself to criticism, judgment, and rejection. When making art you invest so much of yourself in the creation of what you are doing. It is difficult not to take that criticism personally. I like to take rejection and make it work for me.