FOR SPAIN, GLORY AND GOLD
At first glance, one may not think of this sculpture as ‘Old West’ subject matter. Most assuredly, it is.
I love to research out and sculpt the ‘fringe side’ of the history and get folks, not only interested in, but, pondering what really happened on this continent, oh, so many years ago.
Dating back to the early 1500’s, Spain’s conquistadors explored, conquered and established colonies throughout what is now the southwestern United States and Mexico. European trade routes that ran through Arizona, Nevada, Texas, both Old and New Mexico, had their beginnings with the wandering of the Spanish conquistadors in search of glory, gold and new territory for Spain.