The idea for Bronze Icons came from talking with friend and international wildlife artist Jocelyn Russell.
She had just finished the installation of a monumental tiger at Albert Lea High School in Albert Lea, MN and was in the negotiation stage for the creation and installation of a cougar monument at Bringham Young University in Provo, Utah.
Attention to sculpting, molding, casting, patinas and all the other time consuming details the creation of a monumental work of art requires, combined with all the non-creative tasks involved places a heavy burden on the artist shoulders.
She needed help in the marketing, negotiating and fundraising components of placing a monumental bronze and those areas were my stong points. The concept of creating a business to facilitate the placement of monumental sculpture was something that excited me. Being co-founder and CEO of Innovative Web Concepts, Inc (dba www.EzPics.com ), I had experience in the technical side of marketing fine art through the Internet and in particular through search marketing.