Posted January 17, 2010
THE LURE OF GOLD
Scott Rogers recently sent me a picture of his latest fine bronze. I met Scott a few years ago in Santa Fe
and the first thing I noticed was, he knew how to sculpt the hindquarters of a horse to get the conformation
right. I've been following his work ever since.
Along with his artwork, there's usually a story. I just had to pass this one along.
It's "the lure of gold" that's brought him here...unfortunately, it's the same attraction that's brought others.
Start with a only a week's worth of food on your back...now walk over 1800 miles, on foot, from an Illinois farm to a California gold field and see what happens! Have your senses sharpened from
crossing numerous mountain ranges, some of them in winter. Battle raging rivers, storms and
knowingly walk into deadly thirst...only with a prayer on your lips that there will be water. Feel the
edge that is constantly with you (that eats at your nerves) as you cross hostile lands. Witness your
intuition honed so fine that a negative glance or an ill thought is felt across a chasm.
How oft does a life change in an instant? "If only I hadn't of crossed that street - left earlier - taken
that flight - said what I did!" The question is..."Was there something that prompted me to act
We know! We were designed to inherently know things. We were not set up for failure. Be it intuition, a gut feeling or a natural knowing...we know! This knowingness comes quieter than the softest
whisper...it saves lives, prompts...teaches. Many a man came out west for gold...only to find that the
treasure they found was themselves.
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