Baroque Buffalo
  Janey Crain
  Kilpatrick Investments

Artist's Description

First the entire piece is painted to look as much like terra-cotta as possible. Next, I put a darker terra-cotta on the textured fur area and rubbed off the high point to give depth to the color. I also did something that the clay artists call slip trailing. I then did the body in this method because I have done so much of this in pottery over the years that I felt like many in OKC would recognize my hand in this project.
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Spirit of the Buffalo originated as a public art project combining art, commerce and civic pride in Oklahoma featuring Oklahoma artists. Initial proceeds benefited the Nature Conservancy's work in Oklahoma. The website project continues through private funds.