Red Stag at the Deer Path Inn

I spent a good chunk of 2015 sculpting a life-size red stag and an accompanying bust. The stag now has pride of place in the Deer Path Inn garden and the bust hangs in the English Room. A visit is highly recommended – a stunning setting, excellent cuisine and top-level service. Many thanks to the team at the Inn for their support and enthusiasm for the project and none of this would have been possible without Cal and Rane Paulson from Billings Bronze in Montana for coming down to North Carolina and making the mould, the casting and then assistance with the final installation at the Inn.


2017-02-01T19:48:59+00:00January 4th, 2016|Commission, Large, News|3 Comments


  1. Jim Martino January 4, 2016 at 11:25 pm - Reply

    This is beautiful. When we go to Chicago The Deer Path Inn will definitely be our choice for lodging.

  2. Raye Jeanne Blundell January 5, 2016 at 2:55 am - Reply

    Greetings, John,

    What a beautiful stag and bust – congratulations!

    We met you and admired your work while we were living in the Black Hills of South Dakota, specifically Hill City, I believe. We moved to Colorado a couple of years ago and are now living in Ft. Collins. The birth of an unexpected granddaughter drew us down here – she is now 5 years old, going on 15……….!!

    Will you be anywhere in our area or in western South Dakota again? It would be our pleasure to see you again and to become acquainted with your current works.

    Thank you for retaining us on your contact list. Our best wishes to you and yours.


    Wilbur and Raye Jeanne Blundell (formerly of Rapid City and Hill City, South Dakota)

  3. Michelle Tambi September 25, 2016 at 11:39 am - Reply

    I am a frequent guest at The Deerpath Inn, sometimes almost daily as I live in town. The first and last thing I look forward to is seeing your majestic stag on the patio welcoming me each time! He welcomes me with his noble presence. I have hosted many guests at parties there and always request to be outside whenever possible. Your work brings much conversation and awe while also being the subject in many memorable photos.

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