HF Special Update: Scott Musgrove’s Bronzes

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(Special Update) We’re very pleased to be the first to show you Scott Musgrove’s finished bronze sculptures the “Great Lesser PlantSampler” and the “Prairie Boxer.” Each stands from 5-6ft. tall and has an edition size of 7. Take a good look at them at the Scope Art Fair at Art Basel and below.

Look for a “Prairie Boxer” as part of the upcoming Hi-Fructose 5th Anniversary Group Exhibition (more on that soon) as well.

We’ve long enjoyed artist Scott Musgrove’s rediscovered world of evolutionary spin-off creatures and his latest bronze sculpture projects are breathtaking. The Great Lesser PlantSampler and The Prairie Boxer” have been in the works for almost a year. Says Musgrove: “I’ve been working with the guys at an amazing bronze foundry in Tucson called Metalphysic Studios. They wanted to do something a bit out of the ordinary and I have been wanting to do something in bronze for several years. Turns out it was the perfect match. We all loved the idea of taking some non-traditional imagery and executing it in the most traditional of mediums, bronze. And the size makes them a bit unsettling and confrontational in person. Both sculptures are approximately 5 1/2 ft tall so you end up face-to-face with these unusual beasts.” Take a look at these photos from the last week of the clay-sculpt phase of the process below. And See more of his work in the Hi-Fructose Collected Edition.

About the:Great Lesser PlantSampler
Extinct ca.~1877
*Although clearly a mammal, experts disagree on whether it was a marine mammal or lived exclusively on land. The plants found at the dig-site alongside the PlantSampler were of little help, nor was my research assistant Lyle. He spent the better part of his day cleaning his hands with sanitizer. This sculpture shows a full grown PlantSampler in it’s natural habitat.

Scott Musgrove
Great Lesser PlantSampler
Bronze
Approx 6ft tall

Great Lesser PlantSampler

Great Lesser PlantSampler

About the:
Prairie Boxer
Extinct ca.~1862
*The Prairie Boxer was hunted to extinction for it’s fuzzy hat-like mane. The fashion only lasted long enough to exterminate the species. I unearthed this specimen beneath a municipal swimming pool during an especially cold winter. After regaining feeling in my fingers and paying several hefty fines, I was able to reconstruct the animal using a secret technique. At 5 ft tall, the Prairie Boxer is depicted here life-size.

Scott Musgrove
Prairie Boxer
Bronze
Approx 5ft tall.

Prairie Boxer

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