CARTHAGE, Mo. — The gallery, and pieces in it, are new, but they're the work of an experienced artist: Larry Glaze. His customers include President Bush (senior and junior), along with a number of country music superstars.
"Everybody has some form of art in them," says Glaze.
Glaze considers himself an environmental artist, because he creates with what nature leaves behind: mostly wood and antlers. The antlers he uses are only sheds, by the way. Glaze is an avid hunter, but he never kills to create.
"I won't cut down a tree or shoot an animal to make something," says Glaze.
It's his attention to detail that sets his work apart, but the inspiration can be described with three simple words: God, family, and country. His signature piece is an eagle, made from moose antlers.
"Nobody else has done it, and nobody has done it since," says Glaze.
He also makes antler chandeliers, root lamps, and whatever else someone commissions him to do.