Re: Cruel Eagle?
I almost built a house for my wife and I near Hinton, WV but it didn't work out and we moved to VA instead. Re the sculpture sales, it seems to me that the folks who had sufficient disposable income here in the US several years ago, don't have it anymore. People who do, have these large houses so they look for larger pieces. But making the larger bronzes costs the artist a lot of money and just consigning them to a gallery for sale can be pratty prohibitive unless some steady money is coming in.
Goo luck to you Scrap; quitting your job. I know you tried that a while back and it didn't work out, but this time it sounds good...