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 "King of the Rockies"


Colorado State University alumnus Monte M. Moore is proud to offer the "King of The Rockies" sculpture as a Preferred Partner of the Colorado State University Alumni Association. Graduating with a B.A. in Graphic Design in 1993, Monte is proud to support the Alumni Association's mission and portion of the proceeds will go to help support the Alumni Association's continued efforts.


The Gift of Ram Pride

Perfect for Alumni, Parents and Supporters

The King of the Rockies Bronze Sculpture comes with a one of a kind stone base of Colorado stone and is completed with a numbered name plaque and signature from the artist. Colorado State University Alumni and Supporters are being offered this tribute sculpture at the discounted rate of $750 instead of its normal release price $850 with a portion of each  being donated back to the CSU Alumni Association.

About the Artist

Monte Michael Moore - Class of 1993

Graduating from High School in Parker Colorado in 1989, Monte had his sights set on CSU from an early age being a legacy with both his brother Lance Moore and father Roy R. Moore Jr. both being Colorado State University graduates.  Monte was awarded "Outstanding Senior in Art" for the State of Colorado from the Art Directors Guild of Colorado and also received a Silver Award from them that same year.  After graduating Monte worked with the family business in agriculture the next 15 years all the while building a freelance illustration career which now includes top-tier clients such as Coors, The National Finals Rodeo, Barrett-Jackson Auto Auctions, Marvel Entertainment, The U.S. Marine Corps and Harley-Davidson.   Over his 25+ year career as a professional artist Monte has won the World Fantasy Art Show twice for Best Black and White Art and has eight books published that exclusively feature his commercial art for the comics, gaming and entertainment industries.  Monte has now set his sights on the Fine Art world and hopes to bring new creations in Western, Wildlife and Fine Art to successful fruition.

Monte M. Moore - Artist
The Artist at work on his first clay sculpture
Working the Clay

The Artist's Process

Simple Beginnings


The Ram Takes Shape


Adding the Horns


Monte chose a water-based clay for his Ram and it started as a simple ball of clay on a metal stand to begin his artistic journey. 

Horns and details are added at a much later time after the artist worked on the proper anatomy and facial structure of the Ram to his satisfaction.

To help provide strength and structure to the horns, they were first shaped with a flexible wire to gauge size and placement.

The Clay sculpture is completed and ready for the first round of mold making where a silicon mold will be created to cast a final positive for the next stage in the mold process.  All together there are nearly 15 stages of mold making, lost wax, bronze casting, chasing (welding) and finally the patina is added for the final touches.  This piece was created and cast by all Colorado artists, foundry and casting services.

King of the Rockies in its final clay stage.


The Casting Process

An Age Old Tradition


Hardened Positive Made from Silicon Mold.

Final Sculpture for Bronze Casting


The Chasing Process is the Welding of the Bronze pieces back to create each and every cast Ram.

Each Bronze is welded by hand to create the final Fine Art Bronze.


One of Kind piece of the Rockies

CSU provides a Rock Solid Education, and each Bronze comes with a piece of the Rockies as its base as well.

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Clay Sculpture in silicon mold.  

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