The trail shrouded by the great
trees and thick laurel. Those on the trail, traveled uninvited in
this land. Quiet footsteps and cautious movements have not been
enough to keep them undetected. Unaware that they will soon be within
striking distance of a tomahawk, now bare of its sheath. Only the
passing moments will tell whether it will strike as they pass under
the watchful "eyes of the forest".
Simple survival often had to
be fought for, so a warrior's stealth and the element of surprise
made the difference between living and dying. With this in mind,
I wanted to portray an eastern warrior in his element. I used rhododendron
to create a forest mood that gives the sculpture more depth especially
when viewed looking directly in the warriors face. His fierce countenance
tomahawk in hand partially hidden by leaves, and other hand quietly
parting the foliage gives it an ominous overtone.
30"h x 30"w x 20" deep with base
Edition size 25. Hot cast bronze.