Heavy is the Crown

“Heavy is the Crown” is one in a series of five limited edition bronze sculptures by artists Bryan Tubb’s. Each sculpture is in an edition of twenty-five. Bryan has a devoted collectors base who love his one-of-a-kind high-fired clay sculptures. This year he introduced his bronze collection exclusively to Silver Queen Fine Art. These pieces are very reasonably priced so Bryan can invest in his second collection. If you enjoy this piece, please consider “Father Starvation.”


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Heavy is the Crown is a SQ Staff Favorite by Prescott, Arizona sculptor and bronze artist, Bryan Tubbs. Collectors who’ve purchased this piece describe it as whimsical, others find it creepy, yet desirable and a treasure in their personal collection. Heavy is the Crown, features a rooster strutting his stuff. He’s the cock of the walk, the damn shazam, chicken coop royalty. Yet you can see being a king will catch up to you with the reality that heavy is the crown. His body and feet are bronze. Bryan then wraps the legs in wire and applies his signature hot patina. This sculpture is available in a small edition of twenty-five pieces but no two are exactly alike due to Bryan’s unique finishing process.

What makes Bryan Tubbs a Silver Queen Artist: When I was first introduced to Bryan’s work, he exclusively worked in clay. Our first body or work (thirty pieces) SOLD OUT during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival; his works resinated with the L.A. / New York film crowd. The following winter Bryan returned with a new collection that was OUT OF THIS WORLD, very pleasing. After seeing the new collection, Bryan ask me to pick one the new pieces up. Eureka!!! I found it!!! Actually Bryan found it, the perfect medium to offer his client, broadening his collector base. The new works were cast in bronze. I was amazed in his ability to create a series of bronze sculptures that stayed true to his original clay works. They were organic, colorful and solid, made to last for eternity. Bryan’s a Silver Queen Artist because he’s constantly thinking outside the box, pushing himself to grow. His work also appeals to the emerging collector, seasoned art patrons, young and old, he’s got it covered.

You can purchase this sculpture or any of Bryan’s pieces with our one-hundred percent, thirty day, money back promise. Please call the gallery if you have any question or if you’d like to add this wonderful piece to your collection.

Additional Information

Weight 5 lbs
Shipping Size 8 x 8 x 14 in
Product Size

4″ x 4 x 14″

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Bryan Tubbs

Prescott, Arizona artist Bryan Tubbs is a third generation artist that grew up in an art studio. By the time he was eight years old, Bryan was already selling his work to people visiting the studio. That early experience helped drive him into a lifelong career as an artist. Over the last thirty five years, Bryan Tubbs has used wood, steel, stone, clay and bronze to share his journey and give his collectors a part of his mystery, pain, love and laughter. Each of Bryan Tubbs' clay pieces are a one-of-a-kind sculpture and his bronze pieces are limited to an edition of only twenty-five. Bryan Tubbs sculptures are thought provoking, inspire conversation and invoke emotion. Sometimes good, sometimes bad - these sculptures mimic the human existence and, like our lives, each one is a living masterpiece. His cleaver titles also help to tell the story behind each piece - a story that you can finish when you take them home with you. Buy any Brian Tubbs sculpture with 100% confidence; we offer a thirty-day, money-back guarantee on any Bryan Tubbs sculpture.