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Keeping the legacy of America's most influential conservationist alive through sculpture
Sculpted and cast in California, USA by Will Pettee 

He is the founder of the Sierra Club and has been called the "Father of our National Parks", 

the "greatest Californian", and the "protector of the wilds".


All sculptures are hand made upon receipt of order.  Please allow 4 - 6 weeks for delivery.
Rush orders can be accommodated at an additional charge.  



(Great on a desk or bookshelf)

The Visionary

"I only went out for a walk, and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in" 
~John Muir 
John Muir at age 34 (1872)

Depicts him at age 34 when he was a visionary researching his Yosemite Valley Glacier theory and began publishing

his articles.

Dimensions: 7 1/2" tall
Material:  Cold-Cast Bronze
Weight:  Approx. 2 lbs 
Limited Edition:  350
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Mounted on individually hand crafted Paduak wood base with brass nameplate                

 The Transformer


"The sun shines not on us but in us"


~John Muir




John Muir at age 52 (1890)


Depicts Muir at the age when he fought for the creation of Yosemite National Park.  Two years later he help found the Sierra Club.






Dimensions: 7 1/4" tall


Material:   Cold-Cast Bronze


Weight:  Approx. 2 lbs


Limited Edition:  350




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Mounted on individually crafted Padauk wood base with brass nameplate.

The Inspiration  

"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe" 
~John Muir  
John Muir at age 65 (1903) 
Depicts Muir later in life as the icon of the environmental movement and the year he led President Teddy Roosevelt through Yosemite.
Dimensions: 8" tall
Material:  Cold-Cast Bronze
Weight:  Approx. 2 lbs
Limited Edition:  350
June Special
Mounted on individually crafted Paduak wood base with brass nameplate.
Sculpted and cast in California, USA by Will Pettee

Each highly detailed piece is created in cold-cast bronze (a sculpture compound of powdered bronze and resins).

Patinas and wax are applied to protect its finish. Mounted on a hardwood base.


Add Muir and a walk in nature to brighten your

desk or study 



Height: 11 3/4"

Width: 8 1/2"

Depth:  4"

Weight: Approx. 3 1/2 lbs.


Mounted on hand cut, stained and varnished

Red Oak wood base with brass nameplate

that reads:   JOHN MUIR


Nature scene mounted in acrylic holder.


All four interchangeable Nature's Beauty scenes included. 



"In every walk with nature, one receives far

more than he seeks"


~ John Muir 


 Redwood StandPath to Peace 
 Timeless BeautyAutumn Falls

(Scenic photos by Karen Pettee)


Nature's Beauty with


your choice of bust 



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           The Inspiration      The Tranformer    The Visionary               


John Muir sits upon a boulder in Nature’s cathedral, his eyes alighting upon the wonders that have been the source of his daily inspiration. His mind races to find a way to put into mere words a way to describe what can only be experienced.  Like the prophet Moses leading his people into the wilderness, so too has he come to free us from our troubles and tell us all….
"Keep close to Nature's heart...and break clear away,
once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week
in the woods.  Wash your spirit clean."
~ John Muir
About the Sculpture


The pose for this piece is adapted from a familiar photograph of Muir taken by Professor Francis M. Fritz in 1907.
Dimensions: 10 3/4" x 6" x 4"
Material:  Cold-Cast Bronze
Weight:  Approx. 5 lbs.




June Special 






Sculpted and cast in California, USA by Will Pettee

Each highly detailed piece is created in cold-cast bronze (a sculpture compound of powdered bronze and resins).

Patinas and wax are applied to protect its finish. 





"The mountains are calling and I must go."

~John Muir 


About the Sculpture


Yosemite has been one of my favorite destinations since I was a child, and as homage to John Muir, I felt inspired to sculpt him in bronze at that

wondrous location. The statue is intended to picture him as he stands upon a cliff edge and looks out over the wonders of Yosemite Valley.


Dimensions: (with marble base) 18” tall x 9” wide x 13” long


Material: Bronze from Lost Wax casting


Type of edition: Limited


Number of pieces in edition: 21
Upon completion of the edition, the mold will be destroyed. There will be no further editions made of this image.


Each casting is personally signed and numbered by the artist.




John Muir (1838-1914) was described during his lifetime as "John o' the mountains," a tribute to his passion as a naturalist for exploring, appreciating, and protecting the wildest places remaining in California.  This bronze sculpture captures a special mountain moment in Muir's life and is a realistic life-like representation of Muir as we know him from photographs, descriptions by others, and his own self-reflections.  Artist Will Pettee has energized Muir-the-mountaineer as he ponders the landscape before him.  We can well imagine Muir saying to himself, "in every walk in Nature one receives far more than he seeks;" and "who wouldn't be a mountaineer!  Up here all the world's prizes seem nothing."  

                               Bill Swagerty
                               Director, John Muir Center



“I have been quite impressed with your sculptures of John Muir. The “Mountain Muir” sculpture not only accurately captures Muir’s appearance, it brings his image to life in a pose that represents the man of action that Muir embodied throughout his life. Your work and its attention to detail  is a powerful tribute to Muir’s legacy, and is among the best artistic renderings of him that I have seen.”


                               Shan Sutton

                               Associate Dean and Head of Special Collections

                               University of the Pacific Library

                               (Home of the John Muir Papers)




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Sierra Club donation:  A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each sculpture will be donated to support Sierra Club's conservation efforts & the protection of America's clean air, water, parks and wildlife.