Over many years the artist collected firearms cartridges by brand and caliber. Since his time as a boy - finding them at a favorite neighborhood shooting spot as a lark - he developed both the passion and a discerning eye for amassing a collection as comprehensive as he could acheive. Fascinated with the orginal boards produced by the cartridge manufacturers in the 19th century, he strived to not only aquire but to enhance his collection by replicating these old commercial works of art - but with his own "signature" as the centerpiece.
While the first board he completed may have suggested a scene influenced by Russell, the other boards depict scenes re-creating his own hunting experiences; and, of course, each with its own story...
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