Little Sentinel depicts an American Kestrel that is near and dear to my heart. As a falconer, I was able to rescue "Cowboy" aka "Little Bird" from a cat, put him on my license and foster him over the summer; he was released in late July and I'm pleased to see him often and know he's doing well. He has quite a personality and still chases rabbits, he thinks he's much larger than he is.
The Bronze is a ring that can be placed over a flower bowl or vase as a center piece or shown by itself in the round. I was inspired to create the mares and foals in the round from paintings by George Stubbs of mares and foals as well as photos of a colorful herd of horses owned by Shield H Quarter Horses in Riverton, Wyoming. Spring is the time of the year that new foals begin to appear like new buds on vines. The bottom of the bowl is covered in vines and flowers.