Dave McGary (sculptor) (1958-2013)

Dave McGary (sculptor) (1958-2013)

Symphonies of the Heart (masterwork, maquette, bust)
Bronze with Patina and Paint
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MW: 41"h. MQ: 27.5"h. B: 22"h Symphonies of the Heart features a Lakota couple in the shadow of a cottonwood tree. He has a traditional courting robe made from trade blankets. The courting robe was used by a young couple as a sign to the rest of the community of their marriage intentions. When a couple was together within the robe it was understood that they wanted to be left alone. The warrior is playing the courting flute, an integral part of the plains and southwestern Native American culture. The flute served many important functions connected with courtship. Love and Warrior hopes that the haunting sounds of the love flute will win her heart and entice her to stay by his side. The flute had seven notes representing the four directions, the heavens, the earth and the final note representing the place where they all come together in us: the heart.


About The Artist

Dave McGary (sculptor) (1958-2013)

"Amazing," "astounding," and "unbelievable detail," are some of the most frequent first words heard when people view renown artist Dave McGary's bronze sculptures of Native Americans.  The works are masterpieces of anatomical and historic accuracy.  They are also based upon real persons of American history.  They are collected by individuals, corporations and institutions on a worldwide basis.  
 
Dave McGary was raised on a cattle ranch in Wyoming.  His art career began early in life.  At 12, he sculpted in clay.  At 16, he received a scholarship to spend a year in Italy studying the human form and the art of bronze casting.  Shortly after his return to the U.S., Dave began working at a Santa Fe foundry, and began a friendship with a Sioux artist that contributed significantly to Dave's interest in sculpting the American Indian.  Subsequently, Dave was adopted into the Ogala Sioux tribe and given the name Wambalee Tanka, "Big Eagle." But his adopted family on the reservation are more likely to refer to him as "Big Red Ears" because of his predilection for soaking up tales of their ancestors.  A McGary bronze is a unique combination of pure American West and classic Renaissance art form of Italy.  
 
Each work contains many elements of historical authenticity, emotion, artistic skill and bronze casting technology. This special combination has been recognized through the placement of works at a wide variety of governmental and corporate locations.  Each year, Dave receives numerous requests to execute commissions -- most of which he must turn down due to his schedule and family life (he, his wife Molly and their child divide time between homes in New Mexico and Arizona).  
 
Among the permanent public installations is one that may be seen in Santa Fe's Grant Park.  The 14-foot-high work depicts Don Pedro de Peralta and his surveyor as they lay out early Santa Fe. The artist has also been exhibited in a One-man Show at the Russell Senate Rotunda in Washington D.C.   
 
Meyer Gallery is pleased to display the magnificent bronzes of renown sculptor Dave McGary.

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