Flashback: New Tree Sculpture at Joshua Creek Ranch
Blog Courtesy of Lerry Lefner of Lefner Art | April 27, 2011
For those of you who are familiar with Larry's sculpture, his Fly Fisherman in Basalt, Co. is near and dear to your hearts. It certainly put Larry in a category of his own making. It also brought him a modicum of local fame. This sculpture prompted Ann and Joe Kercheville of the "Lodge at River's Edge" to privately commission Larry for his second tree sculpture in the Roaring Fork Valley. Fortunately for public art lovers, the sculpture can be publicly viewed from the road going up the Frying Pan River.
In February of this year, the Kercheville's called Larry again. A tree was struck by lightning on their beautiful Joshua Creek Ranch in Boerne, Texas. They had decided to transform the loss of their tree into a work of art. Lucky Larry! Could he carve this trea, (above), from their personal ideas? Of course!
From clear up in Oregon we started our journey to Texas to carve this tree for Ann and Joe.