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"Ponderin' Lines 'n Lyrics" was a generous donation from San Antonio sculptor Tom Morgan, offered in a Silent Auction, with proceeds going to support CowboyPoetry.com and the Center for Western and Cowboy Poetry.

15"H x 12"L x 6"W
Bidding information below

This impressive piece has roots for its inspiration here at the BAR-D. Morgan sculpted "Ponderin' Lines 'n Lyrics" as a tribute to cowboy poets, which he describes as a "tribute to those whose words preserve the past."  

The inspiration for the piece came about when he purchased a copy of The Big Roundup.  He says, "The more I checked into the world of cowboy poetry, the more intrigued I became with how it brought together such a diverse and passionate group of people.  I hope they enjoy the sculpture or at best know that someone out here appreciates their work enough to pay them a tribute."

"Ponderin' Lines 'n Lyrics" has been an Art Spur subject, our project that invites poets to draw inspiration from selections of western art. Read poems that were inspired by "Ponderin' Lines 'n Lyrics" here.

See additional views of the piece below.

Read more about Tom Morgan below and at his web site.

The winning bidder is:

 Jim Thompson of Creative Broadcast Services, Inc., Spearfish, South Dakota

Our thanks to Jim Thompson and to sculptor Tom Morgan. Their support helps us fulfill our mission and continue our programs.  Thanks also to all who participated in the Silent Auction.

To Bid:  (bidding closed February 15, 2006)

"Ponderin' Lines and Lyrics" by Tom Morgan had a starting bid of $800.

Bids were accepted by email, only (to include bid, and bidder's address and  phone number.

On request, bidders were notified by email when they were outbid.

Bidding closed February 15, 2006.  The winning bidder was determined by the first highest bid received by midnight, February 15, 2006.  Payment may be made within 5 days of the end of bidding by check, money order, or credit card via PayPal.

Tom Morgan has also donated the shipping costs to deliver "Ponderin' Lines 'n Lyrics" to the high bidder.

The fair market value of this sculpture is $1,550. Amounts over the fair market price are tax-deductible according to Internal Revenue regulations.




Tom Morgan resides in San Antonio.  After a fulfilling business career couple with his love for art, Tom decided to transition from wood sculpture to bronze.  He is a self taught artist.  

His perspective is pretty simple. "I loved the creative energy that I could use in a leadership role and I love this opportunity in the art world. It all gets down to ideas, patience, and the courage to start over and knowing that you can go from feeling on top of the world one moment and humbled the next. I give my best to tie an image, emotion, and a title or theme together and hope your eye will keep going back to the piece for you enjoyment.  The real gift that we have is the gift of choosing to relentlessly go after a dream.  

Asked what his subject matter is, he simply responds, "Americana."  His inspiration, "Gratitude." Tim's very first bronze was selected to be the first John Connally Lifetime Achievement Award for community leadership.  

Tom donates the net profits from sales of his sculpture to non-profit charities and organizations serving a broad range of others in need.
from Tom Morgan's web site


Learn more about Tom Morgan and view more of his sculpture at his web site. Current pieces include this special piece, "Passing of the Colors,  created with Dan Pogue.


Tom Morgan
6 Encino
San Antonio, Texas 78261
(830) 980-6072





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