Hello Featured Creature fans! Boy do I have a surprise for you. The absolutely amazing sculptor Weston Brownlee of Eternal Sun Studios has created a piece just for us! It’s entitled “All But Lost” and features an Arboreal Alligator Lizard sitting atop a unique geometric sphere inlaid with glass. It even lights up! Only 30 of these will ever be made – one will go to the winner of this contest (one for me) and then the other 28 will be up for sale. After they are sold the mold will be destroyed and no more will be made. So, this is a pretty incredible opportunity to win a one-of-a-kind piece of art!!

From Weston:

“While the look and feel of this sculpture is meant to evoke the sense of having stumbled upon something ancient and forgotten, the title holds dual meanings. As the first of my sculptures to incorporate glasswork and combine abstract geometric forms with my trademark, finely-detailed realism, this piece represents my interest in the harmony which can exist between contrasting aesthetics. What’s more, my fascination with history and ancient cultures has always been rooted in how sophisticated and advanced they were, despite the modern tendency to view them as primitive.

As to the other side of the title’s meaning, the reptile featured is an Arboreal Alligator Lizard. This critically endangered breed of lizard is found in Central and South America and is quite unique and dazzling. As such, the illegal pet trade surrounding this reptile is thriving. While using my artwork as a platform isn’t something I normally do I will in this case: If you happen to have an interest in exotic reptiles, make sure you purchase them from legal captive breeders.” 

So, you must be asking yourself HOW THE HECK CAN I WIN THIS?! Because you should be. To win, please visit Weston’s Facebook page showcasing another one of his impressive works, “Edge of Time” and answer the question he’s listed at the bottom of the page. Send me your response (Email Me!) and I will randomly draw the winner (out of those who correctly answer the question) on Friday August 17th.  If you can correctly name 2 out of the 3 deserts then you will be entered to win. Ready, set go!

Oh, and here’s some info on the artist so you can be impressed by his achievements! Make sure to check out his Facebook page (and soon to be completed web page) for more of his work – and to say thank you!

Weston began his sculpting career as an apprentice to acclaimed sculptor James G. Moore in 2009. Since then, he has developed a unique style focusing mostly on reptiles and the more unusual creatures in the world, representing them in narrative compositions through realism and fine detail.

While his body of work as an apprentice focused on the tea kettle as a form for sculpture, his newest series explores his familiar subjects and themes with the addition of stained glass, abstract geometric elements, and extinct wildlife.

Weston’s work is featured in public and private collections across the United States, and in private collections abroad. He holds a Bachelors of Arts in English: Fiction Writing, and graduated Cum Laude from Colorado College in 2009.