Siouxper Boy is one of five pieces of art which were installed outside the west end of the Rapid City Regional Airport terminal in 2012 as part of a $20.5 million dollar renovation project.
"Siouxper Boy" bronze stands at 12 feet 4 inches tall and weighs in at 1,400 hundred pounds. The message behind the piece is about dreaming big and believing anything is possible. It's also about bridging the gap between the modern world and the traditional Sioux horse culture.
Any idea you have for a life-size can be developed by Matt. Are you part of a board or association looking to develop a project of public art, contact Matt via Custom Made with your project to discuss possibilities. He specializes in Western and Native American themes but is skilled sculpting wildlife, any human figure, horses, rodeo images, WWII images, etc.
Visit the extensive photo gallery via the Flickr link to get a glimpse at the whole process of creating Siouxper Boy. You'll be able to see great close-ups of all the different details in the clay stage, the mold making stage and the casting stage of the sculpture.