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JOHN MUIR COLLECTION
 

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". 

 
Our Inspiration
 "John Muir inspires us everyday to be better stewards of the environment and to do our best to preserve and protect it.  We would like to share this inspiration with others.  We are devoted to keeping the memory of John Muir and his legacy alive in the best way we know how.  Being artists, this has been to create him in sculpture.


We hope that you will join us in continuing his legacy by bringing one of these sculptures into your home as a treasured and daily reminder of his gifts to us all."

~ Will & Karen Pettee

All sculptures are cast upon order.  Please allow 4 - 6 weeks for delivery.
Shipping costs for 48 contiguous States, USA.

Rush orders can be accommodated - Just let us know. 

For International shipping rates-- Please Contact Us

 


JOHN MUIR BUSTS

(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 
 

About the sculpture

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.


Material:  Cold-Cast Bronze
Height:  7 1/2"
Weight:  Approx. 2 lbs.
Edition:  Limited


Mounted on an individually hand-crafted wood base with brass nameplate.



$150
 SPECIAL:
$127.50


The Transformer

 

"The sun shines not on us but in us"

 

~John Muir

 

 

 

About the sculpture


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.


Material:  Cold-Cast Bronze
Height:  7 1/2"
Weight:  Approx. 2 lbs.
Edition:  Limited


Mounted on an individually hand-crafted wood base with brass nameplate.

 


$150

   SPECIAL: $127.50



The Inspiration  

 
"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe"

~ John Muir



About the sculpture

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.


Material:  Cold-Cast Bronze
Height:  8"
Weight:  Approx. 2 lbs.
Edition:  Limited


Mounted on an individually hand-crafted wood base with brass nameplate.

       
$165
 SPECIAL:
$140.25

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. 

 
 
JOHN MUIR IN NATURE'S BEAUTY

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 :

 

$225


SPECIAL: $191.25 - $204

Bust Options

 
 
NATURE'S PROPHET 
 
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.
  

  

 

  $450

SPECIAL: $382.50

 

 

 

 

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. 

 

 

 MOUNTAIN MUIR

 

"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.

 

Testimonials

 

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)

  

 

$4,500

SPECIAL: $3,825