adventure sports plaque
Bronze Adventure Sports Plaques

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These bronze adventure sports plaques are my flagship pieces, the culmination of seventeen years of sculpting and casting. They use my favorite traditional sculpting techniques brought to life by an amazing assortment of modern materials. I create art based on my favorite adventure sports: scuba diving, hiking, and rock climbing.

My newest work is the Limited Edition plaques. They offer my personal vision of contrast and suggestion, with the firm, precise shapes of bronze sculpture offset against the ethereal quality of an abstract oil painting background.
They embody the contrast that is the basis of my work, and the adventure sports theme that I bring to all my art. I choose colors that reflect the area surrounding each location, call up the flavor of that region, and evoke a much larger scene in the mind of the viewer.

Each Limited Edition plaque comes with a signed and numbered certificate of authenticity.

Climbing to the Pinnacle Bronze Plaque
Unframed

A climber approaches the peak of a sharp rock pinnacle and chalks up while he eyes his last few moves. His trusty belayer keeps a watchful eye on him from below.

The belayer has a harness with belay device and slippers, shorts, slippers, and a nifty long braid. The climber has a harness, chalk bag, gear rack, climbing shoes, and tired arms.

Metallic finished figurines attached to bonded bronze rock spire. 8 inches wide by 18 inches tall with a hanging wire on the back, plus small felt pads near the corners to protect your wall from scrapes.

Price $189.00

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rock climbing plaque
adventure sports climbing art Climbing to the Pinnacle Bronze Plaque
Framed Limited Edition of Fifty

This is the same plaque shown above, but it is mounted on an abstract oil painting on hardboard, and framed in a genuine cherry wood frame.

Here the firm, stark lines of bonded bronze sculpture play off the beige, brick, and sand colors of the surrounding countryside. These colors add a new dimension to the work.

Metallic finished figurines attached to bonded bronze rock spire, mounted on an oil painting on hardboard. Framed size 17 inches wide by 21 inches tall with a hanging wire on the back. Includes a signed and numbered certificate of authenticity.

Price $339.00

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Hiking at Delicate Arch Bronze Plaque
Unframed

This classic backpacker is hiking the Upper Viewpoint trail, where he has a breathtaking view of some of the most dramatic features of Arches National Park, including Delicate Arch and Balanced Rock. Hiker carries an external frame pack, bedroll, shorts, floppy hat, hiking boots, and canteen

Two separate pieces. Larger plaque is a bonded bronze sculpture, 17 inches wide by 6 inches tall with hanging wire on the back. Smaller pieces is a metallic finished figurine attached to bonded bronze base, 5 inches wide by 3 inches tall, with a wall hanger bracket on back.

Price $169.00

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hiker adventure sports sculpture Hiking at Delicate Arch Bronze Plaque
Framed Limited Edition of Fifty


This is the same plaque shown above, but it is mounted on an abstract oil painting on hardboard, and framed in a genuine cherry wood frame.

The abstract background of burnt reds, brick, and browns bring to mind the colors of the surrounding desert, and the strength of bonded bronze sculpture plays against the soft painted shapes.

Bonded bronze sculptures plus metallic finished figurine mounted against an oil painting on hardboard. Framed size 21 inches wide by 17 inches tall with a hanging wire on the back. Includes a signed and numbered certificate of authenticity.

Price $319.00

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Diving the Tugboat in Curacao
Bronze Plaque,
Unframed


If you have dived in Curacao you will recognize the sunken tugboat, it's a favorite local dive spot. All the sea life shown can be found in the waters off Curacao

This rich and detailed underwater scene features a female diver descending toward the wreck of a small tugboat. The scene is filled with a variety of exotic fish: spotted eagle ray, starfish, nurse shark, green sea turtle, scorpionfish, a school of goat fish, and a wide variety of corals and plants are all here.

Bonded bronze sculpture 16 inches wide by 10 inches tall with a hanging wire on back.

Price $139.00

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scuba diving plaque
art of adventure sports Diving the Tugboat in Curacao
Bronze Plaque,
Framed Limited Edition of Fifty


This is the same plaque shown above, but it is mounted on an abstract oil painting on hardboard, and framed in a genuine cherry wood frame.

Here you see the contrast of bonded bronze sculpture playing off the teal, aqua and blue of the ocean. This contrast of hard sculpture against a soft oil painting suggests the vastness of the surrounding sea.

Bonded bronze sculpture mounted against an oil painting on hardboard. Framed size 21 inches wide by 17 inches tall with a hanging wire on the back. Includes a signed and numbered certificate of authenticity.

Price $289.00

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Diving the Reef in Hawaii Bronze Plaque
Unframed

This piece features an elaborate and detailed underwater scene with sea life all found in the waters off the Big Island of Hawaii.

A classic diver descends along a coral reef. This sculpture is populated with a variety of exotic fish. Angelfish, starfish, green sea turtle, butterflyfish, eel, sea fern, brain coral, pipe organ coral and other corals and plants are all represented here. Diver has scuba rig, mask, snorkel, fins, PFD, and jet fins.

Bonded bronze sculpture 10 inches wide by 16 inches tall with a hanging wire on the back.

Price $139.00

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adventure art Diving the Reef in Hawaii Bronze Plaque
Framed Limited Edition of Fifty


This is the same plaque shown above, but it is mounted on an abstract oil painting on hardboard, and framed in a genuine cherry wood frame.

It has the contrast of the cool sea colors of teal, aqua and blue which offset the hard lines of the bonded bronze sculpture. These colors evoke a much larger scene and add wonderful color to this piece.

Bonded bronze sculpture mounted on an oil painting on hardboard. Framed size 17 inches wide by 21 inches tall with a hanging wire on the back. Includes a signed and numbered certificate of authenticity.

Price $289.00

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Climbing the Wall Bronze Plaque
Unframed


This fun piece features a climber and belayer on an indoor climbing wall. The climber nears the top of the route and chalks up while he eyes his last few moves. His trusty belayer keeps a watchful eye on her partner on this top-roped indoor route.

Belayer has harness with belay device, slippers, and casual climbing clothes. Climber has harness, gear rack, chalk bag, climbing shoes, and tired arms.

Metallic finished figurines attached to bonded bronze climbing wall. 6 inches wide by 9 inches tall with a picture stand easel on back.

Price $79.00

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climbing wall art
indoor climbing wall sculpture Climbing the Wall Bronze Plaque
Framed Limited Edition of Fifty


This is the same plaque shown above, but it is mounted on an abstract oil painting on hardboard, and framed in a genuine cherry wood frame.

Here the firm lines of bonded bronze are offset by the the dark reddish greys of the simulated rock walls found in many climbing gyms. These colors suggest granite or some other great climbing rock.

Metallic finished figurines attached to bonded bronze climbing wall mounted on an oil painting on hardboard. Framed size 9 inches wide by 11 inches tall with a hanging wire on the back. Includes a signed and numbered certificate of authenticity.

Price $159.00

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