Having fished up in the eastern Sierra for more than 40 years, Borman's work is significantly influenced by the animals of the region, he said. He depicts everything from freshwater trout to bison, bears and coyotes in his sculptures.
His totem pieces are usually between 12 to 14 inches tall and portray animals grouped together in stacks.
"Some wood-carved [totem poles] are painted, some are less natural," Borman said. "The bronze pieces, I usually put a patina on them."
Another artist who will be showing pieces reminiscent of the Southwest is painter Meredith Ann Olson, a resident of Glendale.
Olson will exhibit three oil paintings inspired by Southwest mythology as well as her travels to the Grand Canyon. On her extensive sketching trips, she usually creates small paintings on location and then develops them back in the studio, she said.
One particular painting, "Anasazi Sunset," portrays the Anasazi tribe ruins south of the Grand Canyon, Olson said. In the painting, a lone bird is seen gliding above the ruins, surrounded by the brilliant orange cast of the setting sun.
"I'm interested in the changing effects of light and atmosphere," Olson said. "[The paintings] go beyond surface detail to capture a particular mood or essence of the landscape image."
Olson's series of buffalo paintings are also popular with exhibit goers and buyers, she said. For the show, she created "Anasazi Buffalo," a brown buffalo with a mane brushed with warm oranges and reds.
"[My paintings] are interpretative and the color is subjective," Olson said. "A canyon might be oranger than brown. The sky might be bluer … I might do a turquoise buffalo."