Monday walk…sculpture in old Scottsdale

Posted: May 14, 2018 in Art, Monday walk
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In January, I visited my parents in Arizona, where we had a whirlwind of art experiences, including spending part of several days at the Leanin’ Tree auction.  Leanin’ Tree has made western-themed greeting cards for many years and its 92-year-old founder built The Leanin’ Tree Museum and Sculpture Garden.  Most of the more than 300 paintings and 200 bronze sculptures were put on sale during the auction in Old Scottsdale.  Some of the larger sculptures were on display on the sidewalk in front of the gallery hosting the auction, although some were so large they weren’t even brought, just shipped directly to the buyers.  Let’s see some wildlife up close and personal.  You can even safely take selfies with them.

© janet m. webb

© janet m. webb

© janet m. webb

Down the street a bit, maybe trying to keep a low profile with all the predators around, I spotted these two.

© janet m. webb

Now let’s go look at Indian jewelry, blankets, and other beautiful creations. The weather’s beautiful and we have all day.  If you’d like a wonderful glimpse of Roman Britain, just click here to visit Jo’s site.  She’s the hostess of the Monday Walk.

  1. pommepal says:

    I would like one of these in my garden

  2. macmsue says:

    That Buffalo or Bison -not sure what is the correct name – is magnificent.

  3. Su Leslie says:

    I love the idea of an art exhibition where the work is too big to show. I’m giggling so much at the thought and how much fun you could have staging it.

  4. Having lived many years in Kansas, I’m partial to the handsome buffalo. 🙂

    • I like that one, too, Judy. Sometimes when we’re on the way to Wyoming, out in South Dakota or Wyoming, I think about what it must have been like when there were millions of them on the plains. What an awesome sight and what a crime that the white man killed them almost to extinction mainly for the fun of it.


  5. I love Leaning Tree cards and would have really enjoyed that museum. Thanks for sharing your trip!

    • Glad you liked the walk, Madison. Inside were many other, smaller sculptures and lots and lots of paintings. It was an excellent auction in another way as well, because the gallery provided a stellar spread of food and free drinks, including beer and mixed drinks. We had a wonderful time.


  6. Dan Antion says:

    I think I’ll have to pass on the sculpture. With my luck, the bear would attract real bears (which my wife would feed).

    • Feeding bears is definitely not a good idea, Dan. I don’t think Maddie would approve, either. You might be safe, though, as my parents have a stuffed black bear in their house and they’ve not been bothered by the real thing at all. 🙂


  7. restlessjo says:

    It all looks beautifully crafted but it would have to be the deer for me, Janet. They’d look less out of place, and the little ones are very sweet. 🙂 🙂 Sorry for my tardiness! Days like today don’t come around so often. Many thanks to you!

  8. That Bison is impressive.

  9. Jane Lurie says:

    I vote for the Bison, too. Looks like a fun place, Janet.

  10. de Wets Wild says:

    These are so beautiful and lifelike! I can almost see a twinkle in that bison’s eye!

  11. Suzanne says:

    I really like these sculptures. They look very lifelike.

  12. joey says:

    Oh I am a fan! Love these! The bison and deer especially. Dunno if you’ve read it already, but here in Indiana, many sculptural bison have been placed here and there (probably 200…dunno really) for Indiana’s Bicentennial. Bison-tennial. 1816.

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  14. Eunice says:

    I love the deer sculpture, the little ones look so sweet – I’d love to have that one in my garden 🙂