American Bison, by Colorado Springs native Richard Jagoda, is made of steel mesh and is anatomically correct, from head to toe. While the body, bent downward as if grazing, has a certain transparent quality to it (perhaps an unintended reference to the status of the bison population today) the snout is solid steel. Jagoda, who works in both stone and steel, developed an interest in sculpture while living in Japan after World War II. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Colorado State University and has taught design and drawing at CSU as well as at Durango High School and North Middle School in Colorado Springs.
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