This piece, Sod Busters, is one of two final bronzes I will post from the 2010-2011 Art on the Street Sculpture walk in Lafayette, Colorado. Local artist, William Tyree began his career in art after a full career in the field of engineering. He began woodcarving and then moved into working in bronze. He has been a bronze artist for 10 years. Sod Busters took a year to carve from wood, and then another year to complete as a bronze sculpture.
I find this piece so interesting, with its strong lines and element of power. It is an historical piece for Lafayette, as well, as Lafayette was a farming and mining community in its early days.
Sod Busters, and the other 11 sculptures will be removed from their locations in the coming days. They will be replaces with 16 new and exciting pieces as part of Lafayette's 2011-2012 Art on the Street. I will be sure to share those pieces with you.
If you are interested in purchasing Sod Busters, or any one of our other pieces on display, you must act quickly. Sod Busters costs $25,000 and can be purchased by contacting the Public Art Committee.