Ken Rowe’s first introduction to wildlife art was in the field of taxidermy. At the age of twenty-six, he opened his own wildlife art studio where, as a taxidermist, he sculpted life-sized models. He supplemented his craft with an intense study of anatomy, composition, and wildlife physiology. In 1987, Rowe expanded his talents into the creation of bronze sculptures. His unique history allowed Rowe to capture the spirit of his subjects with great technical skill.
Morning Glory shows a male quail calling his mate in the early morning before sunrise. Rowe payed careful attention to harmonizing the patina on the leaves and the branch area with the tones on the marble base. Morning Glory also included an accompanying poem:
“Before sunrise, through the clear air of a new day, the male quail calls to his mate. This rapturous song, when heard before dawn, signals to all that here is his family; here he claims home. Together with his found mate, the next generation will begin…”