Wildlife sculptor Sam Terakedis visits Masters Gallery in Vail

Wildlife sculptor Sam Terakedis visits Masters Gallery in Vail
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By Krista Driscoll

VAIL — Sam Terakedis has come a long way from selling 25-cent drawings at recess and bronzes out of the trunk of his car in Denver to becoming a world-renowned, award-winning bronze sculptor of North American wildlife. With the eyes of an expert bowman, Terakedis zeros in on the tiny thing separating art from replication. The form is important, but the emotional truth of the animal comes first. From that universal spark, he begins his work. “It all starts from Day 1,” he said. “I bring everything I’ve ever learned to a new piece. I always start with the face. …

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