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"Nature's Prophet" - Sculpture 2 of 2 of John Muir

by William James Pettee


Help support a campaign to install a John Muir sculpture at the John Muir National Historic Site (Muir's ranch home in Martinez, California).

Four John Muir sculptures and busts available for purchase from sculptor Will Pettee.

Small-scale busts from the same sculptor are also available for your home: WJP Studios John Muir Collection.

Nature's Prophet - Sculpture 2 of 2 of John Muir by William James Pettee

Title: Nature's Prophet

Artist: Will Pettee

Description: John Muir sits upon a boulder in Nature’s cathedral, his eyes alighting upon the wonders that have been the source of his daily inspiration. His mind races to find a way to put into mere words a way to describe what can only be experienced. Like the prophet Moses leading his people into the wilderness, so too has he come to free us from our troubles and tell us all….

"Keep close to Nature's heart...and break clear away, once in awhile,
and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean." ~ John Muir

From the Artist: “John Muir inspires me everyday to be a better steward of the environment and to do my best to preserve and protect it and I would like to share that inspiration with others. I am devoted to keeping the memory of John Muir and his legacy alive in the best way I know how. Being an artist, this has been to create him in sculpture. I hope that you will join me in continuing his legacy by bringing this piece into your home as a treasured and daily reminder of his gifts to us all.” ~ Will Pettee

The pose for this piece is adapted from a familiar photograph of Muir taken by Professor Francis M. Fritz in 1907:

John Muir photograph taken by Francis M. Fritz 1907

 


Material: cold-cast bronze. Handcrafted in California, each piece is cast in cold-cast bronze (which is a mixture of bronze powder with a resin binder), and colorants and wax are applied to protect its finish.

Dimensions: 10 3/4” x 6” x 4”

Weight: Approx. 5 lbs.

Material: Bronze from Lost Wax casting. Each piece is cast in cold-cast bronze (which is a mixture of bronze powder with a resin binder), and colorants and wax are applied to protect its finish.

Note: A portion of the sales for both "Mountain Muir" and "Nature's Prophet" will be donated to the Sierra Club.

Contact:

Will & Karen Pettee
WJP Studios:
(650) 366-7929 or Mobile: (650) 722-2088
Website: wjpstudios.com
Wjpettee1@aol.com

See also:

Mountain Muir - Sculpture 1 of 2 by William Pettee

The Visionary - John Muir at Age 34 (1872) - Bust 1 of 2 by William Pettee

The Inspiration - John Muir at Age 52 (1890) - Bust 2 of 2 by William Pettee


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