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Bennington, Vermont, 05201
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The Bennington, Fine art sales galleries, Wind Sculptures, Covered Bridge Museum, and a permanent collection of wildlife and Native American art and artifacts

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The shop features over fifty titles relating to the artists and exhibits on display; contact the shop at 802-442-7158 for more information.

Spirit of the Wild Things the art of Sandy Scott

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Spirit of the Wild Things the art of Sandy Scott

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Published on the occasion of the Gilcrease Museum Rendezvous '98, Spirit of the Wild Things documents an important juncture in the career of Sandy Scott. A widely admired etcher of sporting scenes in the 1970's, Scott turned to sculpting in the early 1980's, focusing primarily on birds. Nearly two decades later, she has matured technically and artistically moving adeptly between subjects wild and domestic, including keen-eyed eagles, sinuous trout, elegant dogs, robust pigs, powerful horses, exotic macaws, and arrogant roosters.  Today, Scott is recognized as one of the country's premier animal sculptors, interweaving, as Robin Salmon, curator of sculpture at Brookgreen Gardens , writes, "the continuing thread of the animalier in American art"

In this lavishly illustrated treasury of sculptures and etchings, words and pictures intertwine to reveal both the substance and the style of a sculptor who lives the life she depicts. Essays by Robin Salmon and Brooks Joyner place Scott in the historical context of animal sculptors in Europe and the United States. Susan Hallsten McGarry discusses the evolution of Scott's art over her career, introduces you to her studio and working methods and explores how her art brings the spirit of the wilderness into our civilized lives...