Az Art Alliance 2019 Presidential Award - Ancient TeacherThis sculpture won the Arizona Artist Alliance 2019 Presidential Award.  The theme attempts to stylize an ancient cosmic visitor myth that I had read and heard bits about since being born in Arizona under the San Francisco Peak. This metal sculpture consist of many metals; aluminum, steel, brass and copper.  Made from flat sheets of metal and some found objects this was completely created by hand with mainly non powered hand tools.  Having learned ancient armoring techniques and commissioned to build dozens of historical replica pieces, I wanted to utilize this knowledge in the creation of fine artwork.  This highly reflective material picks up color and changes in every lighting.  The Ancient Teacher is approximately 24 inches wide with the articulated ears out, 18 inches deep, and 18 inches tall without stand.