Lion and Ouzel is a commission for a private collector that was to be based upon my free-standing sculpture Thunder & Falcon (which can be seen on this website).
It is a multi-layered, aluminum, powder-coated wall sculpture - one of my favorite sculptures that I have created. This is a seminal work that has ushered in a new series of, and approach to, wall sculpture for me. lion and Ouzel altered the way I see my work as a whole.
The name Lion and Ouzel comes from two mountain lakes that I camped along in the Wild Basin region of Rocky Mountain National Park. The rolling, layered mountain outlines reflected in the lakes are what inspired the sculptures forms.