IT WAS 1980 WHEN JIM DAGER FIRST saw Heart Mountain while traveling through Cody, Wyoming, on his way to Billings, Montana. Driving past Cody’s most distinctive landmark, he was so taken with the beauty and ruggedness of the mountain that he actually stopped by the...

IT'S EASY TO GRASP WHY A HOUSE ON A BLUFF OVERLOOKING downtown Reno, Nevada, has come to be called Shapeshifter. Depending on your vantage point, the 5,900-square-foot home — an irregular yet somehow organic-seeming assemblage of jutting standing-seam roofs, cast-in-place concrete walls, and sweeping but...

WILDLIFE ARTIST CARRIE WILD HAS SPENT thousands of hours outdoors, tracking, viewing, and photoraphing wildlife. She is equally at home among the impressive, soaring mountain peaks and expansive valleys of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, as she is on the African plains, or in the frigid polar...

RON HICKS HAS ALWAYS BEEN A FIGURATIVE PAINTER. As a little kid, he could draw the neighbors with innate accuracy. He earned scholarships in high school and college to study fine art, and though Hicks pursued a career in graphic design after college, he says...

ENCOUNTERING ONE OF PATRICK DOUGHERTY'S “stick work” sculptures feels like a mythological discovery. Architectural, anthropomorphic, or abstract, his site-specific installations transform ordinary environments into provocative illusions resembling enchanted dwellings, suspended cyclones, or wooly creatures.  [caption id="attachment_18057" align="aligncenter" width="547"] River Vessels | 2010 | Waco Cultural Arts...

IF YOU'VE EVER SAT IN A CLASSROOM, waited in an airline terminal, or worked in a cubicle, chances are the chairs and tables were designed by Charles and Ray Eames, regarded as one of the most influential design teams of the 20th century. Starting in...

STEPPING INSIDE THE HOME OF SCULPTOR GLENNA GOODACRE in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is like entering an art museum. It’s also like following “a roadmap of her long and illustrious career, that also traces her passion for collecting,” says her manager, Daniel R. Anthony. [caption id="attachment_18020"...

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