Realistic and graceful portrayal of the mother with her newborn child. Charles Oldham completed a number of studies for this work prior to creating this stunning masterpiece in bronze. A special, hot-pigment patina perfectly fits the artists vision for this exquisite, expressive piece. A full page featuring this sculpture by Charles Oldham appeared in a Southwest Art Magazine special sculpture issue.
People of the Sun, Lady of the Pearl
Genesis story of the Yavapai Native Americans retold in an entrancing tale of love and mystery. The majestic sun is father of the first people of Sedona, Arizona, in a story that echoes the Bible story of the Great Flood. The Lady of the Pearl is sent out by her people from Montezuma’s Well. Escaping the ravages of the flood in a hollow log, she journeys to the summit of Mingus Mountain to meet the sun. She wears the authentic costume of the Yavapai, with her buckskin dress above the knees, "to escape the enemies."
Cat, life size clay by Charles Oldham
Life-size Rooster by Charles Oldham.
Additional works by Charles Oldham.