Title
  Bufferflies
Artist
  Tamara A. Sigler
Sponsor
  Frederick Bass & Co., Inc.
Location
  Corral, 1 East Main at the Bricktown & Downtown border


Artist's Description

This buffalo represents a sky filled with Oklahoma native butterflies and butterflies found in this region. The sky fades down to deep indigo, then black at hooves. Butterflies continue along top of head and face. Oklahoma prairie grasses along the bottom portion of legs.

I was inspired by the monarch migration across this state.
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I am struck by the realization that there were once tens of thousands of buffalo moving across the grasslands of Oklahoma, and of what a powerful sight that must have been.

"In progress" photos





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.