Jeannie Tomlinson Saltmarsh is a native of Memphis, Tennessee.  She graduated from the University of Memphis, attended Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina and has studied blacksmithing, welding and metal casting. 

The artist named the first piece below SUPER SPIKES WINDOW WATCHER and says, “This figure represents the way I sometimes feel.  I don’t want to be a victim, but the odds are against it unless I keep my eyes open, my head up and wits about me.  I hope you do the same.”

The LITTLE LADY DOORSTOP is made of cast iron that was melted down from radiators, window weights, bathtubs and sinks from old houses and assorted other cast iron fixtures in Memphis and then poured into a mold.  She is heavy enough to hold open any door.

 

By the way, for as long as the first piece is in my care at The Taylor Gallery, I call it SUPER SPIKES GALLERY WATCHER.  The artist said that was okay.

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Chris Navarro is from Casper, Wyoming and Sedona, Arizona.  He has been sculpting professionally since 1986.  The nine foot version of the bronze below, CLIMB AS HIGH AS YOUR DREAMS, can be seen on Main Street in Mesa, Arizona as part of their permanent sculpture collection.

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Jason DuCommun is from Valdez, Alaska.  He was a commercial graphic-artist until 1988 when he went to work for Ekemo Studeios in Eagle River, Alaska, where he carved the two fossil whalebone and walrus tusk sculptures below.

Each piece is one-of-a-kind and is made of all-natural materials including fossil whalebone, wood, sinew, and baleen.



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