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HF Special Update: Scott Musgrove’s Bronzes


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 right here! Look for a "Prairie Boxer" as part of the upcoming Hi-Fructose 5th Anniversary Group Exhibition (more on that soon).

(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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