• Star Liana York is celebrated for her stunning bronzes that capture many worlds.
    Her masterpieces in wildlife and equine genres, along with the Native American culture are the centerpieces of a career that spans more than 40-years.

    Her bronzes have received widespread acclaim; generating several museum shows and national awards. Her monumental bronzes have been commissioned for sites throughout the Southwest.

    During her decades of visiting ancient caves throughout the American Southwest and prehistoric sites in France she was inspired to create her "Lost Worlds" series. 

    Most striking were her visits to the Lascaux cave, discovered in 1940 in the Vézère Valley is determined to be more than 20,000 years old and the finest of all prehistoric painted caves made by Cro Magnon man, the earliest of modern humans. 

    Click HERE for Lascaux amazing website.

    The artist's galleries (see "galleries" for links) have annual one-person showings of her work. Watch this website for announcements of them.

    We invite you to leave a note in the guest book, and sign up for her quarterly newsletter.
    Welcome!
    900,643
  • Introduction to Ancient Impressions
    900,643
  • Edition size 50
    Price $ 6000.00
    Size 24 x 22 x 12 
    Weight 57 lbs.


        I have always had a particular interest in the power of ancient artifacts and what the mysteries are that they show us of our ancestors, and so have been drawn to recreating them in my sculpture.  I find that doing these bring me a deeper understanding of what is they can tell us.

       Since the very origins of human consciousness, there is evidence that humans understood future, and sought to influence it to improve their survival.  Using animal helping spirits to carry prayers and messages to the highest power is a practice found in every culture throughout the world and throughout time.

       With this body of work, I wanted to expand on the series I began years ago of sculpturally recreating ancient drawings, paintings and petroglyphs.  These works include artifact influences from cultures worldwide and from different periods of time, because they show how pervasive and consistent this practice was from all corners of the globe. 

    These animals taken from a variety of historical artifacts, are sculpted to reference their origin, but to have them to appear to be coming alive, animated from the dormant stance they have been in for centuries….answering a kind of summoning.  Hearing the call from the shaman, they are beginning to move.

    Photo credit UnderExposed

    Sacred Bull
    900,719
    Not For Sale
  • Bronze Edition of 35.

    Price $ 7000.00

    Dimensions H 28in x W 21in x D 12in   Weight 67 lbs

     

    In rock graphics depicted by Stone Age Man we find a legacy, which belongs to all mankind.   They are found virtually on every continent.  Some experts believe the animal imagery was done as a way of establishing a supernatural connection with the game early man hunted for his survival.


    Most of the animal forms painted on cave walls during the Ice Age are believed to be iconographic, with mythological implications.  Once in a while, however, an image will appear that is so powerful it would seem to represent a force of nature, and at the same time is rendered with such personality that it might also be the portrait of an individual.

     

    Photo credit UnderExposed

    Tundra Spirits
    800,639
  • Bronze Edition of 35.
    Price $ 3,600
    Dimensions

    H 18in x W 16in x D 7in

    Weight 20 lbs

     

    Photo Credit UnderExposed

    Dawn of the Horse
    900,1126
    Not For Sale
  • Edition size 50
    Price $ 1500.00
    Size 14 x 7 x 5
    Weight 4 lbs

        I have always had a particular interest in the power of ancient artifacts and what the mysteries are that they show us of our ancestors, and so have been drawn to recreating them in my sculpture.  I find that doing these bring me a deeper understanding of what is they can tell us.

       Since the very origins of human consciousness, there is evidence that humans understood future, and sought to influence it to improve their survival.  Using animal helping spirits to carry prayers and messages to the highest power is a practice found in every culture throughout the world and throughout time.

       With this body of work, I wanted to expand on the series I began years ago of sculpturally recreating ancient drawings, paintings and petroglyphs.  These works include artifact influences from cultures worldwide and from different periods of time, because they show how pervasive and consistent this practice was from all corners of the globe. 

    These animals taken from a variety of historical artifacts, are sculpted to reference their origin, but to have them to appear to be coming alive, animated from the dormant stance they have been in for centuries….answering a kind of summoning.  Hearing the call from the shaman, they are beginning to move.


    Photo credit UnderExposed

    Greek Horse
    900,1126
    Not For Sale
  • Edition size 35
    Price $ 8,500.00
    Size 29 x 32 x 19"
    Weight 92 lbs. 

        I have always had a particular interest in the power of ancient artifacts and what the mysteries are that they show us of our ancestors, and so have been drawn to recreating them in my sculpture.  I find that doing these bring me a deeper understanding of what is they can tell us.

       Since the very origins of human consciousness, there is evidence that humans understood future, and sought to influence it to improve their survival.  Using animal helping spirits to carry prayers and messages to the highest power is a practice found in every culture throughout the world and throughout time.

       With this body of work, I wanted to expand on the series I began years ago of sculpturally recreating ancient drawings, paintings and petroglyphs.  These works include artifact influences from cultures worldwide and from different periods of time, because they show how pervasive and consistent this practice was from all corners of the globe. 

      These animals taken from a variety of historical artifacts, are sculpted to reference their origin, but to have them to appear to be coming alive, animated from the dormant stance they have been in for centuries….answering a kind of summoning.  Hearing the call from the shaman, they are beginning to move.

    Photo credit UnderExposed

    Call of the Caribou
    900,720
    Not For Sale
  • Bronze Edition of 35.

    Price $ 6,600

    DimensionsH 30in x W 20.5in x D 7in Weight 37 lbs

     

    In rock graphics depicted by Stone Age Man we find a legacy, which belongs to all mankind.   They are found virtually on every continent.  Some experts believe the animal imagery was done as a way of establishing a supernatural connection with the game early man hunted for his survival.

    One of the main characters found in Paleolithic "picture caves" are wooly ponies - grouped in ways that seem to have a special mystical function, and rendered with a fluency and grace of line that make them as alive as their counterparts in the light-world.

     

    Photo credit Wendy McEahern

    Mares of the Ice Age (Mantle)
    900,601
  • One of a Kind

    Price 60,000.00

    Dimensions: H 72in x W 96in x D 27in Weight 310 lbs.

     

    Late in 1994, an underground cavern was uncovered in Southeastern France.  It contained one of the most exciting discoveries of modern times:  an untouched Stone Age sanctuary of skeletons, footprints and walls covered with over 300 extraordinary drawings and engravings of animals.  These staggeringly sophisticated images are radio carbon dated to be the oldest known paintings in the world, over 30,000 years old - overturning our notions of the development of art in the history of mankind.  These paintings are particularly impressive in terms of techniques used to present perspective and motion.  All are powerful in execution, and coupled with their environment -- dangerous, dark, difficult to reach caves that could only be illuminated with torches -- suggest strongly that their purpose was of the most serious spiritual order.

     

    "In the beginning of all things, wisdom and knowledge were with the animals, for Tirawa, the One Above, did not speak directly to man.  He sent certain animals to tell men that he showed himself through the beasts, and that from them, and the stars, sun and moon, should man learn..." Eagle Chief (Pawnee, late 1800s).

     

    We can't know for certain what significance these animal images held for Ice Age mankind, but there are clues;  their placement in inaccessible caves, care in execution -- drawing from attitudes and mythologies of indigenous tribes who live closely to nature as did these Paleolithic people and from whom we can glean some understandings.  But I believe the images speak to us in yet another way that goes beyond the conscious attempts to decipher their meanings.  It is a gut consciousness . . . and the memory still lingers.  Like peripheral vision, it requires an intuitive approach lest it be lost in too direct scrutiny.

    Ancient Echo (Monument)
    900,573
    Not For Sale
  • Rock Art Mare Roll (Life Size)
    Price 30,000.00
    Edition Size 25
    Size 42 x 33 x 26
    Weight 260lbs


    There is a timeless quality to much rock art that comes, in part, from the aesthetic sensibilities that created it.
      Many of the designs have a sophisticated sense of style and subtlety.  Even with their archaic means and simplicity the often have a look that is modern yet primitive . . . and seems to emit an echo that resounds in our subconscious. 

    The ice age of Lascaux, Font-du Gaume and Altamira comprises some of the oldest and most beautiful sketched imagery in human history.  European authorities at first refused to believe that “primitive hands” could have rendered such artistry.  What impresses me most is the reverence for the animals that comes through these renderings.   These Rock Art sculptures are a tribute to those hands in three-dimension.

     

    Photo taken at Star York's Ranch "Rancho Verde

    Rock Art Mare, "Roll" Life Size
    900,619
    Not For Sale
  • Rock Art Mare Alert (Life Size)
    Price 32,000.00
    Edition Size 25
    Size 56.5 x 60 x 26
    Weight 280lbs


    There is a timeless quality to much rock art that comes, in part, from the aesthetic sensibilities that created it.
      Many of the designs have a sophisticated sense of style and subtlety.  Even with their archaic means and simplicity the often have a look that is modern yet primitive . . . and seems to emit an echo that resounds in our subconscious. 

    The ice age of Lascaux, Font-du Gaume and Altamira comprises some of the oldest and most beautiful sketched imagery in human history.  European authorities at first refused to believe that “primitive hands” could have rendered such artistry.  What impresses me most is the reverence for the animals that comes through these renderings.   These Rock Art sculptures are a tribute to those hands in three-dimension.

     

    Photo taken at Star York's Ranch "Rancho Verde

    Rock Art Mare, "Alert" Life Size
    900,879
    Not For Sale
  • Persian Hawk, Sumerien Goat, Minoan Bull, and Egyptian Cat

    Edition size 35

    Price $ 2100.00
    Varies in sizes with base: 9 x 4.5 x 5
    Weight 2 lbs

        I have always had a particular interest in the power of ancient artifacts and what the mysteries are that they show us of our ancestors, and so have been drawn to recreating them in my sculpture.  I find that doing these bring me a deeper understanding of what is they can tell us.

       Since the very origins of human consciousness, there is evidence that humans understood future, and sought to influence it to improve their survival.  Using animal helping spirits to carry prayers and messages to the highest power is a practice found in every culture throughout the world and throughout time.

       With this body of work, I wanted to expand on the series I began years ago of sculpturally recreating ancient drawings, paintings and petroglyphs.  These works include artifact influences from cultures worldwide and from different periods of time, because they show how pervasive and consistent this practice was from all corners of the globe. 

    These animals taken from a variety of historical artifacts, are sculpted to reference their origin, but to have them to appear to be coming alive, animated from the dormant stance they have been in for centuries….answering a kind of summoning.  Hearing the call from the shaman, they are beginning to move.


    Photo credit UnderExposed

    Depictions of historical artifacts
    900,719
    Not For Sale
  • Bronze Edition of 35.

    Price $ 4,000

     

    Dimensions
    H 18in x W 19in x D 8in

    Weight 35 lbs

    PLEASE ASK ABOUT AVAILABILITY 

    Most of the animal forms painted on cave walls during the Ice Age are believed to be iconographic, with mythological implications.  Once in a while, however, an image will appear that is so powerful it would seem to represent a force of nature, and at the same time is rendered with such personality that it might also be the portrait of an individual.

     

    Photo credit Wendy McEahern

    Old Thunder Spirit
    480,720
  • Bronze Edition of 35.

    Price $ 4,800

     

    Dimensions
    H 18in x W 16in x D 9in

    Weight 25 lbs

    Ask about availability 

    In rock graphics depicted by Stone Age Man we find a legacy, which belongs to all mankind.   They are found virtually on every continent.  Some experts believe the animal imagery was done as a way of establishing a supernatural connection with the game early man hunted for his survival.

    Most of the animal forms painted on cave walls during the Ice Age are believed to be iconographic, with mythological implications.  Once in a while, however, an image will appear that is so powerful it would seem to represent a force of nature, and at the same time is rendered with such personality that it might also be the portrait of an individual.

     

    On the Reindeer Moon
    756,584
  •  

    Bronze Edition of 35.

    Price $ 4,600

     

    Dimensions
    H 17in x W 18in x D7in

    Weight 15lbs

     

     

     

    The creation of fetishes, effigies, and talismans goes back to the earliest evidence of mankind.  The compulsion to make aesthetic objects displays the creative spark that distinguished Homo sapiens from Neanderthals; it is a unique providence of the human mind.  First expressed in stone carvings and cave wall paintings from the Paleolithic Period, it has continued throughout the centuries and across all cultures.  When mankind is in tune with the natural environment, he is acutely aware of the strengths inherent in other species in order to learn useful survival skills . . . such as the bear for finding healing herbs, the coyote for clever prowess, the deer for evasive tactics.  By creating their likeness, the recreation becomes the physical embodiment for the particular characteristic the animal symbolizes for the maker. And, as every creature has it’s unique qualities, so have other elements such as stone, feather and bone, which when added to the fetish increases its significance.  The object then has become the recipient vessel of the energy given it, spiritual liaison for the bearer, containing the energy.  This magic spark can then be called upon when needed, whether it be courage, fortitude, clarity in vision or healing powers.  As an extension of this most primal understanding that goes back to the very roots of our being, I feel that all objects of art contain an energy endowed by it’s maker.  It is this very mystery I wished to explore in this body of work, and encourage viewers to contemplate.  It is partly influenced by those contemporary artists who have reminded me of these mysterious corners of my mind, but mostly by the ancients whose brilliance fascinates and inspires me above all, and on whose shoulders we all stand.

     

    Photo credit by Wendy McEahern

    Tribal Hoofbeats
    533,799
  • Bronze Edition of 35.

    Price $ 4,600

     

    Dimensions
    H 17in x W 18in x D7in

    Weight 17lbs

     

    The creation of fetishes, effigies, and talismans goes back to the earliest evidence of mankind.  The compulsion to make aesthetic objects displays the creative spark that distinguished Homo sapiens form Neanderthals; it is a unique providence of the human mind.  First expressed in stone carvings and cave wall paintings from the Paleolithic Period, it has continued throughout the centuries and across all cultures.  When mankind is in tune with the natural environment, he is acutely aware of the strengths inherent in other species in order to learn useful survival skills . . . such as the bear for finding healing herbs, the coyote for clever prowess, the deer for evasive tactics.  By creating their likeness, the recreation becomes the physical embodiment for the particular characteristic the animal symbolizes for the maker. And, as every creature has it’s unique qualities, so have other elements such as stone, feather and bone, which when added to the fetish increases it’s significance.  The object then has become the recipient vessel of the energy given it, spiritual liaison for the bearer, containing the energy.  This magic spark can then be called upon when needed, whether it be courage, fortitude, clarity in vision or healing powers.  As an extension of this most primal understanding that goes back to the very roots of our being, I feel that all objects of art contain an energy endowed by it’s maker.  It is this very mystery I wished to explore in this body of work, and encourage viewers to contemplate.  It is partly influenced by those contemporary artists who have reminded me of these mysterious corners of my mind, but mostly by the ancients whose brilliance fascinates and inspires me above all, and on whose shoulders we all stand.

    Photo credit Wendy McEahern

    Flying Horses
    533,799
  • Life Eternal
    900,675
  • Bronze Edition of 35.

    Price $ 3,200

     

    Dimensions
    H 13in x W 10.5in x D3.5in

    Weight 10lbs

     

    I have had the good fortune to experience seeing some ancient cave paintings by firelight, so have witnessed how the dancing light appears to male the images move . . . so that you can almost hear the sound of hoof beats.

     

    Photo credit Wendy McEahern

    Hoof Beats
    758,504
  • Bronze Edition of 50.

    Price $1,500

    Dimensions
    H 10in x W 8in x D 2in

    Weight 2 lbs

     

    In rock graphics depicted by Stone Age Man we find a legacy, which belongs to all mankind. They are found virtually on every continent. Some experts believe the animal imagery was done as a way of establishing a supernatural connection with the game early man hunted for his survival.

    Most of the animal forms painted on cave walls during the Ice Age are believed to be iconographic, with mythological implications. Once in a while, however, an image will appear that is so powerful it would seem to represent a force of nature, and at the same time is rendered with such personality that it might also be the portrait of an individual.

    Altimira Bison
    900,670
    Not For Sale
  •  

    Bronze Edition of 50.

    Price $ 1,500

     

    Dimensions
    H 10"  x W 13" x D 4"

    Weight 5 lbs

     

    In rock graphics depicted by Stone Age Man we find a legacy, which belongs to all mankind.   They are found virtually on every continent.  Some experts believe the animal imagery was done as a way of establishing a supernatural connection with the game early man hunted for his survival.

    Most of the animal forms painted on cave walls during the Ice Age are believed to be iconographic, with mythological implications.  Once in a while, however, an image will appear that is so powerful it would seem to represent a force of nature, and at the same time is rendered with such personality that it might also be the portrait of an individual.

    Lascaux Horse
    793,720
  • Bronze Ediiton of 50

    Deminisons H 7in x W 5.5in x W 2.5ins

    Price 1200.00

    Weight 2 lbs

    Rock Art Mare - Ram
    311,360
    Not For Sale
  • Bronze Edition of 50.

    Price $1,500

     

    Dimensions
    H 10in x W 13in x D 4in

    Weight 5 lbs

     

    In rock graphics depicted by Stone Age Man we find a legacy, which belongs to all mankind.   They are found virtually on every continent.  Some experts believe the animal imagery was done as a way of establishing a supernatural connection with the game early man hunted for his survival.

    Most of the animal forms painted on cave walls during the Ice Age are believed to be iconographic, with mythological implications.  Once in a while, however, an image will appear that is so powerful it would seem to represent a force of nature, and at the same time is rendered with such personality that it might also be the portrait of an individual.

     

    Caribou Avignon
    677,717
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