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Golfers everywhere can attest, bad shots are never their fault. This sculpture, titled Excuse Number 153, offers inspiration for your new go-to excuse for poor golf. Part of a limited edition of 50, this piece was made by North Carolina artist Roger Martin. It was sculpted in clay and then cast in bronze, using the lost-wax casting process.
Roger has been creating wildlife sculptures for 40 years. He started his professional career at the Schiele Museum of Natural History as an assistant curator. Intent on being a sculptor, Roger soon moved on to making mannequins for the taxidermy industry. Over the course of 20 years, he sculpted approximately 300 animal mannequins ranging from deer mice to Cape buffalo. He says, “As a sculptor, it was a wonderful experience. I had the opportunity to study animals around the world in the wild, then come home and sculpt life-size anatomical portraits.”
Roger says his goal is to capture the essence or personality of the subject, not just an accurate anatomical replica of the species. “I have spent much of my life studying animals. The more an artist knows their subject, the easier it is to push the envelope to achieve a truly expressive piece.”
Roger is a Fellow of the National Sculpture Society and a signature member of The Society of Animal Artists.
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