Sunday, August 25, 2013

Bacon Rind

Finally got this guy off my table this morning.  Took long enough.....have been working on him all summer.  Of course with my Mom's death, visiting relatives, a Yellowstone vacation and ranch upkeep it's a wonder I ever got it done!  This piece is aimed for the upcoming Woolaroc Outlaws & Cow Thieves Reunion fundraiser this October.  I hope to get a few other Woolaroc associated carvings completed before then.

Bacon Rind was an Osage Chief who was friends with Frank Phillips, the founder of Phillips Petroleum and on whose ranch Woolaroc is located.  Quite an interesting character.

Anyway, hope you like him and there are more photos in the gallery.


  1. I don't see the photos in the gallery yet...will check again later. This one looks great to me...lots of your usual detail and flourishes. I am going to Google
    Bacon Rind and see what I can learn abut him....should be a historical hit at the show. I think he is beautifully done. I know about busy summers..we have had our events here as well and in a coupe of weeks will be heading west ourselves for a month of vacation to visit the daughter in Oregon. Planned stops along the way at Mt. Rushmore, Custer Battlefield, and staying with a cousin near Yellowstone and will go back there for a refresher visit. Not sure what we will do in Oregon, but Crater Lake is looking attractive. Hope you tame the lawn soon and get the show carvings done..isn't there a Daytona show in the mix soon as well? Have a great week.

  2. Beautifully done and very colorful. It always amazes me how fast time goes by. I hope the show is a big success . With carving like this it should be. Thanks Ginny

  3. Wow... now there is a characture .. great expression Lynn.