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Browse the sculptures here at Hacienda del Sol! To purchase any of these art pieces, contact art@haciendadelsol.com.

Tamarind | Hector Ortega & Taryn Moore

A collaboration between Hector Ortega and Taryn Moore, the undulating shapes, tapering geometrics and circular format represent the viewpoints and inspiration of these two talented metal artists. Creating a charming counterpoint to the hard-edged steel fabrication seen during the day, at night “Tamarind” is lit from within, casting a gentle, multicolored, wistful glow.

Tamarind is a fruit-bearing tree indigenous to tropical Africa and naturalized in Asia and it forms the basis for culinary recipes from Colombia to Costa Rica, Peru to Venezuela, as well as western Mediterranean countries. Both artists share a concern for the human condition and the interconnectedness of the natural world. Perhaps that acknowledgement is cleverly echoed in the title.

For more information regarding the work of Hector and Taryn:

Art & Life with Taryn Moore

Ortega Sculpture

8’H x 29”W x 29” circumference | $15,000

Infinity Mobile | Rigsby Frederick

Anchored atop a simple base is a stainless steel circle; suspended from the center of the circle like a pendant is a segment of green translucent agate. All the materials used for this sculpture point to a poetic exploration of the concept of timelessness and our grasp of infinity.

The conversation begins with the base: deceptive in its simplicity, it is composed of petrified wood. Trees buried in wet sediment over millions of years became fossilized, their organic matter replaced by minerals—wood turning into stone.

The stainless steel circle represents an ancient global symbol that stands for timelessness, totality, wholeness, the magical beginning point of all things, union with the divine, and sacred aspects of the natural world.

And then there is the agate, created via a similar process as the petrified wood. Nodules are formed within the pockets or cavities in volcanic rock by the continued accumulation of silica-rich groundwater. The silica is deposited on the walls of the cavity, forming a silica gel. The gel crystallizes, forming a layer of chalcedony. More groundwater seeps in. More silica gel gets deposited, crystallizing once again. 

It takes millions of years for the agate to form, and this slice of solidified water and captured time is suspended within the center of the circle, reflecting the light as it moves gently in the wind.

68”H x 42”W plus petrified wood base 16”H x 9.5”D | $5,000

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Standing Man | Art Neptune

At the top of parking lot D, gazing across the vista as if in a moment of thought, is the Standing Man.

This 12’ figure is constructed of mild steel, a steel that is mixed with a small amount of carbon, making it strong and tough, but not readily tempered. The limbs of Standing Man are created out of rusted circular metal shapes. His torso is four steel frames in which is nestled a wire-encased scarlet ceramic heart.

Art Neptune, who fabricated Standing Man, is a long-time friend of Hacienda del Sol. Much like the planet Neptune, this reclusive artist circles the edges of our society and is without a social media presence by preference.

12’H x 58”W x 16”D | $12,000

Sacred Symbols | Rigsby Frederick

On the right side of the main entrance of Hacienda del Sol sits a sculpture that vibrates with quiet intensity:  “Sacred Symbols” is a mixed-media piece fashioned by the multi-talented sculptor, Rigsby Frederick.

This sculpture is a micro-focal-point for the incredible depth and breadth of human history. Carved on both sides of half of a sandstone grinding wheel are symbols reaching beyond antiquity: The spiral, one of the most ancient universal pictographs, used since prehistoric times, incorporated into Native American, African and Indigenous wisdom, it can mean Life’s Journey or one’s placement in The Cosmos.

The Egyptian Ankh is connected to Isis and Osiris, is represents eternal life, strength and health. The zig-zag symbol can be traced to the Mezolithic as part of the potent use of sympathetic magic in to protect, heal, or ensure a successful hunt.  Above the zig-zag line is a cross. While primarily connected with Christianity, the cross has its roots in Upper Paleolithic global pagan iconography.

On the other side of the sculpture is the hexagram, or Mogen David. Most often associated with Judaism, the six-pointed star is a potent universal symbol. In Buddhism it represents peace and harmony, Islam the Seal of Solomon” The hexagram also refers to the Anahata, a sign for the Heart Chakra. In Sanscrit, Anahata means the “unstruck sound” or the tone of the Celestial Realm. 

At the top of the sculpture, in a deft play on words, is a section from a brass cymbal, an instrument that has existed since ancient times.  

63”H x 28”W x 12”D | $6,000

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Hera | John Benedict

This tall, impressive sculpture is made of steel intentionally allowed to rust by the elements.

The Greek goddess Hera was the wife of Zeus and bore him many children who were themselves gods. She endured Zeus’s many infidelities, coming to be known as the protector of women, particularly in childbirth. She is often portrayed holding a scepter symbolizing her power and authority as queen of the gods and goddesses. In this iteration, John has added a butterfly resting on her left hand, perhaps emphasizing her more loving and gentle nature.

John has been a sculptor for 28 years and angelic female figures are a recurring theme in his work. He sources recycled metal when possible, combining it with new steel when necessary to accomplish the forms he imagines.  The double-contouring of Hera is the product of five different computer programs. 

11”H x 18”W x 36”D on 31” circular base | $5,200

Medicine Moment

Medicine Moment | Ralph Prata

At the height of the pandemic, as our world was changing, new figures were coming into being. These mixed-media sculptures came out of a moment fraught with uncertainty, and true to his artist’s eye, Prata was able to create beauty out of found objects, natural and manmade. 

The heads of these semi-abstract figures are made of a special concrete mixture formulated by the artist. The facial features are minimally referenced by cowrie shells from Africa. Cowrie shells have long held significance in many African cultures, from divination to personal adornment. Up until the late 19th Century, they were even used as money.

There is another transformational quality to these quietly captivating pieces: Bullets and shotgun shells…elements of violence transformed into serene beings imbued with feminine energy and yet neither male nor female…androgynous.

These sculptural wall hangings represent another step in Ralph’s continuing work in concrete and incorporating found objects: “Each work is created in the moment through a spontaneous and improvisational process. I try to bring something into existence that will enhance the lives of all who encounter my work, including myself.”

65”H x 39”W x 10”D | $3,000

Truth in Beauty

Truth in Beauty | Ralph Prata

At the height of the pandemic, as our world was changing, new figures were coming into being. These mixed-media sculptures came out of a moment fraught with uncertainty, and true to his artist’s eye, Prata was able to create beauty out of found objects, natural and manmade. 

The heads of these semi-abstract figures are made of a special concrete mixture formulated by the artist. The facial features are minimally referenced by cowrie shells from Africa. Cowrie shells have long held significance in many African cultures, from divination to personal adornment. Up until the late 19th Century, they were even used as money.

There is another transformational quality to these quietly captivating pieces: Bullets and shotgun shells…elements of violence transformed into serene beings imbued with feminine energy and yet neither male nor female…androgynous.

These sculptural wall hangings represent another step in Ralph’s continuing work in concrete and incorporating found objects: “Each work is created in the moment through a spontaneous and improvisational process. I try to bring something into existence that will enhance the lives of all who encounter my work, including myself.”

68”H x 18”W x 4.5”D | $3,000

Alone but Not Alone

Alone But Not Alone | Ralph Prata

At the height of the pandemic, as our world was changing, new figures were coming into being. These mixed-media sculptures came out of a moment fraught with uncertainty, and true to his artist’s eye, Prata was able to create beauty out of found objects, natural and manmade. 

The heads of these semi-abstract figures are made of a special concrete mixture formulated by the artist. The facial features are minimally referenced by cowrie shells from Africa. Cowrie shells have long held significance in many African cultures, from divination to personal adornment. Up until the late 19th Century, they were even used as money.

There is another transformational quality to these quietly captivating pieces: Bullets and shotgun shells…elements of violence transformed into serene beings imbued with feminine energy and yet neither male nor female…androgynous.

These sculptural wall hangings represent another step in Ralph’s continuing work in concrete and incorporating found objects: “Each work is created in the moment through a spontaneous and improvisational process. I try to bring something into existence that will enhance the lives of all who encounter my work, including myself.”

61”H x 22”W x 7”D | $3,000

Sizzler

Sizzler | Dan Lehman

Dan Lehman has been deeply influenced by the stark beauty of the West Texas landscape while resonating with the spare poetry of large industrial forms. You can see this inspiration in his forged steel sculptureSizzler” which is an unexpected amalgamation of organic and mechanical shapes.

Forging is one of the oldest known metalworking techniques and is incredibly labor intensive. It involves heating steel to blazing high temperatures (950˚ to 1250˚ Celsius) and then shaping it through extremely heavy pressure, either by hammer or the use of a press. Dan’s expertise in this challenging process is evident in the contrasts in his work between hard edges and suggested natural forms.

99”H x27”W x 10”D on a 36” x 16” base | $16,000

Go here to watch a video of his artwork.

Brother #1

Brother #1 | Gary Anderson

Cut and shaped of rusting steel, profiles are somewhat unique in Gary’s work, in that his pieces are usually much larger scale. This one echoes the Art Deco style that emerged in the 1930s. The artist has designed the profile so that it can be removed from the base.

Gary Anderson’s relationship with steel began when he worked his way through college in a steel factory. That relationship continues to this day as the same workplace cuts and forms the basic shapes of his work for him. He is now retired from the workaday world and is happy creating sculptures full-time. Although he has occasionally worked in stainless steel, the hues of rusted steel are his preferred media, as they remind him of the landscape around Moab, Utah, a place he frequents for creative inspiration.

21”H x 21”W x 10”D on 11”x 11” trapezoid steel base | $2,500

More of his work can be seen on his website.

Brother #2

Brother #2 | Gary Anderson

Cut and shaped of rusting steel, profiles are somewhat unique in Gary’s work, in that his pieces are usually much larger scale. This one employs jagged shapes symbolizing electricity, a common industrial motif in the Art Deco style that emerged in the 1930's. The artist has designed the profile so that it can be removed from the base.

Gary Anderson’s relationship with steel began when he worked his way through college in a steel factory. That relationship continues to this day as the same workplace cuts and forms the basic shapes of his work for him. He is now retired from the workaday world and is happy creating sculptures full-time. Although he has occasionally worked in stainless steel, the hues of rusted steel are his preferred media, as they remind him of the landscape around Moab, Utah, a place he frequents for creative inspiration.

23”H x 22”W x 10”D on a 11”x 11” trapezoid steel base | $2,500

More of his work can be seen on his website.

Brother #3

Brother #3 | Gary Anderson

Cut and shaped of rusting steel, profiles are somewhat unique in Gary’s work, in that his pieces are usually much larger scale. This one employs the sharp-edge linear shapes that helped define the Art Deco style that emerged in the 1930's and later appeared in post-war automobile styling. The artist has designed the profile so that it can be removed from the base.

Gary Anderson’s relationship with steel began when he worked his way through college in a steel factory. That relationship continues to this day as the same workplace cuts and forms the basic shapes of his work for him. He is now retired from the workaday world and is happy creating sculptures full-time. Although he has occasionally worked in stainless steel, the hues of rusted steel are his preferred media, as they remind him of the landscape around Moab, Utah, a place he frequents for creative inspiration.

18”H x 27”W x 11”D on a 11”x 11” trapezoid steel base | $2,500

More of his work can be seen on his website.