X-rayed Buffalo
  Bryan L. Dahlvang
  Orthopedic Associates, Inc.

Artist's Description

This skeletal design was developed to symbolize the rugged internal structure of the animal. The sunset color pattern represents the westward direction where wisdom and answers to life's questions lie. The outer glow of the skeleton represents the power and endurance of the animal.

As an artist growing up in the midwest, I've learned to be very resourceful. Lately I've been using found objects to create curious sculptures. Objects used

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for some of my creations are bones, rusty metal, acorns, dried worms, sticks and various other objects. A skeletal design stems from my most recent endeavors. I intend to portray the inner beauty of the animal with this design.

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.