Archives for Moore, Paul

The Studio of Paul Moore

Oklahoma-based sculptor Paul Moore describes his working studio as a rather unassuming building situated in an older section of his hometown of Norman. Despite being a bit run down when he purchased it nearly two decades ago, he knew it was perfect in size and location. “It is actually two, side-by-side segments of 2,000 square feet each, with another 1,000 square-foot extension at the rear of the right section,” he says. “When we started renovating the building, we kept the beautiful tin ceilings over what became the front room gallery, but otherwise we gutted the entire remaining sections.” Eschewing the
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An Independent Spirit

As a fifth generation Oklahoman and a member of the Sweet Potato Clan of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, sculptor Paul Moore has long been fascinated by stories depicting the history of his home state. Many of those stories document the involvement of family members in significant events such as the Trail of Tears, cattle drives along the Chisholm Trail, and the Oklahoma land rushes. Paul Moore Hopi Snake Dancer Bronze 42″ High “Back in the late ’80s, I was fortunate enough to witness the Snake Dance at the Hopi’s first mesa. It was an amazing experience that has remained permanently
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