Congratulations to Darwin Dower, the 2018 Western Art Rodeo
Carving World Champion
Darwin Dower is truly a unique combination of a master wood sculptor and story teller. With his hands, he brings to life memories of past times specializing in subjects of the old west. Stories are then drawn from his sculptures reflecting on a more simple and relaxed time in rural America.
His style of realism has evolved over nearly 30 years of wood sculpting, and are rapidly gaining in popularity.
His artwork graces numerous homes and businesses across the west.
You can see more of Darwin’s Artwork at www.darwindower.com.
He spends hours researching and sketching to make sure each piece is authentic, but his real gift is in telling a story about the subject. Each piece beckons us back to an earlier time, leaving clues about how it might have been. His sculptures tell of adventures captured in time. All are one-of-a-kind originals. While he may use the same subject, no two are alike. The detail and finishes are so exact that the viewer often thinks they are seeing real leather or metal. Every piece, however, is sculpted entirely in wood, and then finished in oils. Learn more about the process. Darwin is a Master Wood Sculptor who creates tangible memories of the past. His ability to tell a story through incredible detail and carving artistry makes his work a collector’s dream.
He says, “The challenge of wood sculpturing is to find the story within.”