Where Did the HornyToad Go?

2012  13” x 11 x 16 bronze, steel, 23K gold leaf  private collection

Where Did the Hornytoad Go? resulted from meeting Stefanie Leland and from my approach to Invisible Royalty, a commissioned public art sculpture for the Ralph Ellison Library in Oklahoma City.  

Ms. Leland produced a documentary film titled Where Did the Hornytoad Go? She interviewed me in the film because I had done a large scale public art commission 

for the McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas Nevada that included a sculpture of a Hornytoad. Invisible Royalty, a tribute to american author Ralph Ellison, included large books fabricated from steel. Where Did the Hornytoad Go? was the next sculpture I produced ( other than American Beauty ) and combines elements from both of these influences.