Sculptor Blair Buswell likes the challenge of capturing the gesture, mood, and expression of a person in thought, bringing a sense of life to his work. He was honored in 1990 as Sport Artist of the Year by the United States Sports Academy – the first sculptor ever to be so honored. The largest project of his career is currently under way. In a collaborative effort, he and fellow sculptors Ed Fraughton and Kent Ullberg were commissioned to produce larger-than-life-size works for downtown Omaha Nebraska. This includes the creation of a wagon train, one city block long. 15 Bytes ventured down to Pleasant Grove to discover, scale-wise, Buswell’s studio is just as impressive as his artwork.
Take a look at Laura Durham’s photo essay in the November 2011 edition of 15 Bytes.