"Siouxper Boy" is a life-size bronze sculpture which was installed outside the Regional Rapid City Airport in Rapid City, SD.
Part of the project included a limited edition of 30 maquette size sculptures. The piece is ready to be cast in bronze for interested customers.
Mounted on a 17 inches high mounted on a rotating base.
Sioux-per Boy is standing on a globe, holding a suitcase, a Sioux dance bustle and his beaded moccassins in one hand and his plane model on the other hand. He is looking at his plane, thinking about taking the world, flying to places, becoming someone. This piece represents dreaming big and bridging the gap between the traditional Sioux horse culture and the modern world. The boy carries in his back pocket a rolled magazine (The future is Now, Popular Science). For more images of both the maquete size and the life size sculptures and for a photo documentary of the creation process, go to my Flickr photo gallery.
The boy depicted in the sculpture has his feet well planted on the world, one in the future and modernity and the other one in the culture and traditions of his Native American ancestors. The model for this piece was Matt Lanz's own middle son who is an enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux tribe in Pine Ridge, SD.
The maquette-size sculpture is ready to be cast in bronze. Delivery time will depend on foundry schedule and shipping time requirements.
Shipping costs will be adjusted once I get an exact quote depending on your location. I will ship the piece via USPS Priority Mail with delivery confirmation and insurance unless you request a different form of shipping.