Darwin Dower Original Wood Sculptures For Sale
The Sculptures listed below are available for sale. Every one of them is a one-of-a-kind original by Darwin Dower.
Please Contact The Artist for further details.
“Restoration” – A Divine Calling – Available For Sale.
The Lord restored his kingdom to the earth by providing Joseph Smith with a succession of visions, visitations and revelations. On September 22, 1823, an angel named Moroni was sent to the Prophet in in fulfillment of a prophecy uttered two-thousand years earlier by Jon the Revelator. The angel informed Joseph of an ancient record preserved by God’s covenant people who lived in the Americas. Joseph was given the assignment to translate this record-called The Book of Mormon-and then utilize it’s contents in the formal organization of the Church of Jesus Christ in April 1830.
Apostle Parley P. Pratt gives this account detailing how the revelations in the Book of Commandments (later the Doctrine and Covenants) were received and recorded: “After we had joined in prayer in the translating room, he dictated in our presence a revelation. Each sentence was uttered slowly and very distinctly, and with a pause between each, sufficiently long for it to be recorded, by an ordinary writer, in longhand…..as he dictated them, so they stood.”
“One-of-a-kind Western Art for the discriminating collector”
The Western saddle has had a long and interesting history. Playing a huge part of this history is the “Mother Hubbard” saddle of the 1860’s.
The Texas cowboy was the first to introduce this saddle, and by 1866, they earned their wages and saw the world from its seat, as it had become the preferred saddle for the long cattle drives. The fork and tree were covered with leather and the large Mochilla was fastened permanently. Stirrup fenders were first introduced with this saddle, to protect the riders’ legs from the sweat and friction of the horses body. It had squared corners with no skirts underneath the stirrup leathers. The stirrups were made of steamed bent and hand carved wood.
The saddle was heavy and rugged, and could be securely placed on the horse.
Although it’s popularity was somewhat short-lived (only 10-15 years), it was probably the forerunner of many of the saddles in use today.
“Saturday Night Social”
Times on the frontier were hard with little chance of entertainment or an occasion to dress in ones finest. However, every ladies dream was of the occasional weekend barn dance or church social. (Dancing on the Sabbath was strictly forbidden.)
They would spend hours “primping.” Styling their hair in the latest braid or “bob” style with their best hairpins. Their finest dress, a strand of pearls and a lace handkerchief were added, then their seldom worn dancing shoes.
These shoes were always kept shined and ready for such an occasion. They were of soft leather, narrow in width and calf high.
Many romances began at these socials, as young ladies and gentlemen came of age to marry. Also, what husband would dare ‘not’ escort his Misses to such a function?