Stone sculpture made from 900 pounds of stone from the Black Hills.
Artist: Roger Wermers
From: South Dakota
What was your inspiration?
“I was inspired by Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse, both being carved in South Dakota. When I was young I had always been artistic, I saw what the other artists were doing and a lot of them were using Indians and mountain men as their subjects. “
How long did it take to create your entry?
“The piece that’s the ArtPrize entry took eight months, and ‘Raw Stone’ took two months.” The ArtPrize entry is also featured with stone sculptures that demonstrate the stages of creating the final piece.
What was the most challenging part?
“The stone is very hard, which was good for holding the detail. Also, the sculpture is 900 pounds which made moving it to the venue a challenge.“
What would you do with the money if you win?
“We would buy a nice camera and a riding lawn mower. We’ll invest the rest.”
By Erica Horoky