Rebecca has long admired aboriginal art and tribal art from South America and Africa. In fact, much of her imagery focuses on the west and its wildness and freedom. Said Rebecca, “Many people are fascinated by the West and what it represents—from the days of the Anasazi to those of the cowboy and Indians to pioneer days, ranching and cattle drives—a different way of life.”
Rebecca’s sculptures have been commissioned for public and private collections in the United States and internationally. Among her most popular work is the six-foot-tall bronze grizzly bear named Pathfinder. In 1994, the work was placed at Western State College in Gunnison, Colorado, where students created a custom of kissing the bear for good luck during exams.
In 2000, Rebecca contributed to Baylor University a monumental 15-foot-tall bear named Spirit Walker, which has drawings on its surface depicting the history of Waco, Texas, where Baylor is located.
Rebecca currently shows in Tubac and Sedona Arizona; Palm Desert, California; Golden and Vail Colorado; Jackson Hole and Cody, Wyoming and her native city of Santa Fe where she works out of her home studio.
This original ceramic sculpture measures approximately 31″ x 25.”
Generously donated by: Rebecca Tobey