Focusing on animals as subject matter, Gerald Balciar works in both bronze and stone. He prefers to portray the gentle side of nature in his sculptures. His repertoire of work ranges from small to monumental installations. A native of northern Wisconsin, he learned what he knows from nature. In 1995 he carved a 18′ 16,000 pound marble cougar, “Canyon Princess”, from a single piece of marble which is installed at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, OK. He is involved in all facets of crating bronzes from mold making, pouring waxes, welding, and patinas.