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By nature and by nurture sculptor Richard Bell Borja Smith was "to the manor born."
His parents were pioneers of welded sculpture and were well known in their right.
Cognoscenti may detect traces of their influence in his work to this day. From and early age Rick displayed extraordinary talent as a cartoonist and caricaturist.
This native ability developed during his teen years in the eighties when he garnered first prizes in prestigious art shows in Arizona for his pencil drawings and landscapes in oil. As a young artist he regularly received praise and rewards for his art. The lure of working in molten bronze drew Rick to the family studio where he soon developed a unique style.
Always the iconoclast,Rick eschewed all traditional casting techniques and concentrated