"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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Work in Progress "Elfego Baca One Man-One Mission"
|"Elfego Baca One Man, One War"
maquette size 22" high x 16" x 16"
Price of Maquettes: Reservations being taken-price to be determined
Ed. Size: 24
|"One Man, One War"|
Artist's Concept: This sculpture is a tribute to a "Courageousness" that transcends ethnic or temporal differences and pays honor to the highest and best that lies deep within all human beings. The objective is not to further the divisiveness of bigotry that Elfego Baca fought against, and which continues to this day, but rather to unite us all in the relentless struggle against tyranny.
Rendering: The design captures Baca's signature moment - his single-handed gunfight against overwhelming force of 80 Texas cowboys in Reserve, New Mexico. He is stepping up through a doorway in the demolished wall of the "jacal", as if rising from a grave into the light of life, with a determination born of true courage. He has looked death in the eyes and not flinched for his strength comes from a higher Power.
|STATEMENT FROM ARTIST:|
"I am proud to have been selected for this monumental sculpture. It has great importance and messages for humanity. I look forward to working with the town of Reserve in their vision and dedication to the preservation of this true hero. I see this memorial for Elfego Baca as a testimony to the power of one human being to stand up, alone if necessary, against the oppression of tyranny in order that others may live free……….."
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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