Another version of the story
Artist , PRCA rodeo clown,...and other fables. David Copher was raised in central Texas. This will help explain his many problems as a child and difficult temperament. On a rafting trip through the Big Bend he was kidnapped by cowboy-pirates and held against his will for ten years until he was fifteen. During his captivity he began his career as an artist with pencil and pen & ink drawings, then painting in oils, acrylic, and watercolor. His subjects, wildlife, ranch hands, and rodeo cowboys reflect his Texas upbringing, winning him numerous first place and best of show awards.
When he escaped some years ago no one believed him, least of all his family, who refused to accept that his loincloth was not an affectation, but rather, a traditional manly garment in the pirate kingdom. He was driven off from his homeland and settled in the wilds of New Mexico, surround by green chilies the size of pro baseball player contracts. Alone in the caves of this foreign land David began producing bronze sculpture in 1977. His primary subjects were North American Indians, rodeo cowboys who wondered through the Pueblos, and clowns lost from too much sun and makeup.
He participated as a rodeo bull rider, bronc rider, and clown bullfighter to earn his keep during the salad days. Today he performs around the nation as a PRCA rodeo clown and poet when not producing the art that has made him famous.
David knows he is lucky to be alive and rarely ventures near the Big Bend. He’s happy to tell stories around the campfire while he creates his version of the West with words, paint, and iron. Lat's see through David’s work. It depicts the motion of American mythology and the ruggedness of the High Plains and her inhabitants