Gary Thompson is an award-winning artist who lives west of Dripping Springs. He creates his art by forging copper and brass into the native plants of the Southwest. His unique creations have earned him a large following, and his fans are located all over the world.
The pieces that he creates are often difficult to ship because of their size and composition. While most shipping stores refuse to pack and ship his creations, Austin Mail Express welcomes the challenge. In fact, Gary drives 20 to 30 minutes to the location on Slaughter Road because he appreciates the attention to detail.
The Austin-born artist has been sculpting the spirit of the west since 1972 at his Lonesome Sage Ranch. His art includes wall and free-standing sculptures that incorporate desert plant life into candelabras, coffee and end tables, lamps, mirrors, and floor and table accessories. Gary has won numerous awards, including “Best in Metal” at the Rockport Art Festival. He is also one of the select group of artists who has received the Texas Original (TXO) designation from the State of Texas Commission on the arts.
For more information on Gary Thomspon and his art, visit his website at lonesomesage.com.
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