Presented is an original signed bronze sculpture by American artist Veryl Goodnight. The sculpture is called "Come Forth A Dream" and depicts four running horses, galloping together with free-spirited and unbridled energy. The patinated bronze was cast in 1987 in a very limited edition of only 25. This specific bronze is signed, dated, and numbered 19/25.
Veryl Goodnight(b, 1947) is a celebrated contemporary American artist working in Southwest Colorado. Her studio ranch is situated between Durango and Mesa Verde National Park and the dramatic landscape, abundant wildlife, and fellow ranching community provide endless inspiration for her art. Her many years spent in the West, observing, painting, and sketching her surroundings, gave Goodnight a profound awareness of the mannerisms of ranchers and animals alike. This experience translates directly to her art.
Goodnight has monumental sculptures across the United States, in Europe, and Japan. The most notable is “The Day The Wall Came Down,” a 14,000 pound bronze sculpture consisting of five larger than life size horses jumping over the fallen Berlin Wall. The United States Air Force flew this monument to Berlin, Germany in 1998 on the 50th anniversary of the Berlin Airlift. It is now installed at the Allied Museum, with a sister casting at the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library in Texas. In November 2019, a maquette of this sculpture was unveiled at the U. S. Air Force Academy, with installed sister maquette castings at the Central Intelligence Agency and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.
Goodnight is a Fellow of the National Sculpture Society and a member of the Society of Animal Artists. In 2016, Goodnight was inducted into the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame, for her decades long representation of the American West in art. Her work has been profiled in several books and art magazines. She has had shows at the Autry Museum in Los Angeles, the Old West Museum in Cheyenne, the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis, the Gilcrease Museum in Oklahoma City, the Cowgirl Hall of Fame Museum in Fort Worth, and the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole.
Very good condition. Patinated cast bronze, on a wooden base. Signed, dated, and Numbered in bronze mold. Numbered 19/25. Attractive dark patina, with very little wear. Dimensions 17 1/2" H x 30" W x 16" D.