"Allegorical Art" is a term James Muir uses to describe his work, which is filled with symbology to help create a heightened social, political and spiritual awareness. "The allegorical symbolism in my sculptures bridges the centuries of history to make contemporary statements about the human condition, in order to exemplify the highest qualities of man. My work speaks of Duty, Honor, Courage, Liberty and Justice, but above all, it speaks of Truth and the ultimate triumph of the human spirit".
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"The Texan" Bronze Sculpture
Edition . . 30
Life-size . . 12"H
|Depicts a Texas Confederate armed with a huge .44 ca. 3rd Model Colt Dragoon revolver left over from the Mexican War and a smaller .36 cal. Dance & Bros. "Navy" pistol manufactured in Columbia, Texas during the Civil War.
Like many of his kind who were used to close-in, hard and fast pistol action, he sports a second "brace" of Colt's pistols on his hips and his "last resort" tucked in the top of his border-type leggings.
He rides a "Texas Tree" or "Hope" saddle; lightweight with its characteristic short horn over which are a set of pommel holsters. A wooden canteen, linen duster, Mexican War haversack, ever-present lariat, breast-collar with Texas star shield (original in my collection was dug up in a Texas Cavalry camp) and bridle with early Dragoon-type bit complete the trappings on his fast Texas mustang.
In keeping with his deep spiritual convictions and social consciousness, Muir's sculptural subjects have expanded to reflect the critical nature of the times in which we live. Yet, whether historical or contemporary, "the golden thread that ties it all together is still my never-ending quest for the essence of life- for Truth in its purest form."
James Muir awarded
The prestigious Olaf Weighorst Award at the Mountain Oyster Show in Tucson, Arizona, for the maquette of the Lifesize Baca Memorial to be installed May 24, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. in Reserve, New Mexico
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