Handcrafted in the Black Hills, SD
Sculptor, master metal finisher, and bronze foundry owner. His artistic work has long been inspired by his spiritual experiences and his heritage; Celtic and Native American themes are evident in many of his pieces.
As an avid supporter of using creativity to help unify and strengthen, Grant believes in making connections. Connections between the elements—earth, fire, air, water, energy—and what we make with them. Connections between artwork and the people who can benefit from it most.
Grant loses track of the centuries and his own identity when he pours metal; he becomes so connected to the primordial that he might as well be an ancient Celt or Mesopotamian. The result is that every piece of artwork he touches becomes a love letter, sent out into the world.
Grant believes that creativity can heal us, individually, tribally, and as human beings. And he believes that it will take all of us, working together, to save the world.
At Standard Metalworks, Grant believes that the connection of the artist to the work is part magic, part research, and part effort. Heartfelt effort.
He spends his creative time reading, drawing, meditating, studying, and sculpting. Then he puts the work through the ancient process that he loves so much.
Black Hills Bronze clients appreciate the company—Grant’s own foundry—because they do not “feel like a number.” They know that the artisans who work there truly care about each detail of each piece. And they’re great at the job.
Grant’s own creations move from his hands, through the hands of his world-class staff, and back into his own hands. Grant personally pours the metal. He personally welds and finishes each piece. He personally applies each patina.
Grant makes his bronze artwork, brightened with Sterling silver, Stainless steel, copper, and semi-precious stones. With these materials, he makes inspired and inspiring fine art.
He makes fine art that speaks to people who care about the Earth, its inhabitants—and the unity, peace, and justice among humans.
He makes fine art that speaks to people who care.
Grant creates this work just miles from the country’s largest and most renowned sculptures—Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse Memorials—and in the center of the heritage he follows. Grant’s work is inspired by generations of Indigenous people who have lived in and loved this place.