Frontiersman Sculpture by Joshua Shepherdadmin
Joshua Shepherd created this piece. Titled “The Frontiersman” it is 21″ tall and made of hydrostone with a hand-applied finish. This is number 14 of a limited edition of 50. (In honor of 1814 and in keeping with the theme of the auction.)
The round hat, rifle, and hunting shirt are characteristic of the working frontiersman and the detail of the bag, horn, and belt are remarkable. “The Frontiersman” is a well done casting which catches the essence of the American frontiersmen looking for the next challenge.
Joshua sculpted the Frontiersman in clay, then made a rubber mold of the sculpture. The hydrostone material is then carefully poured into the rubber mold. This technique is more difficult than it sounds but it allows for a limited production run. The bronze finish is hand applied to each piece by the artist.
A contemporary artist of note, Joshua has an article on “Effigies on the American Frontier” in the latest issue of American Tradition. Besides fine art pieces Joshua also makes fountains, pottery, and fine furniture at his Old Northwest Studios in Randolph, Indiana
Joshua says he donated this piece to the auction because, “Donations to the CLA are vital to ensure that America’s unique longrifle culture not only survives but thrives in a modern world.”
Joshua Shepherd’s contact information is:
Address: 5869 East 700 North
Union City, IN 47390