Bill McBride Studio

640 Kansas Highway 177
Matfield Green, Kansas 66862
620.481.6074
[email protected]

Stunning photos and descriptions of Bill’s work can be found by visiting billmcbridestudio.com

“I am a sculptor and naturalist living Matfield Green, Kansas in the the heart of the Flint Hills – the largest tract of tall grass prairie in the world.
My work is primal in spirit – guided by desire to understand and celebrate our place in the world. My inspiration comes from the prairie, love of nature, and conviction that our humanness is an integral part of it.

As I walk about the prairie and tend to our forty acres of grassland I gather sticks, stones, bones, wire and remnants of human habitation. Like the native pack rat, I then return to the studio to store, array, and get to know these findings – their inherent beauty, evocative power, and potential for interesting and structural relationships with other materials.
I fit these finds together with the ultimate goals of visual delight and power to awaken distant memories, stories, and feelings.” 

– Bill McBride

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Bill McBride at work in his studio

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“Flint Hills – grass, ridges, watersheds”

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The Flint Hills of Kansas are revealed by coloring every square mile with a road on four sides – the grid of dirt roads and tilled fields. What’s left over is the largest tract of tall grass prairie on the planet – an interesting place to live.

Storm Cloud

“Storm Cloud”

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“Genesis”

Blue Skies

Blue Skies

I want to apologize to mother nature about yesterday‘s post. She has blessed us this morning with blue skies! And I for one am very grateful! Today is chock-full of things to do both here at home and around the county. You will not have any difficulty finding a place to eat today all the…

Don’t let the weather stop you, but be safe!!!

Don’t let the weather stop you, but be safe!!!

This winter is really testing us! I know it is Kansas and winters here can be tough, but come on!! I am reminded that it will be spring again sooner or later by the baby goats and calves that are being born. I love the pictures on social media of the newborns. Last Tuesday I…

Shop for Your Valentine or Yourself!

Shop for Your Valentine or Yourself!

The weather will be beautiful Saturday for a trip to Chase County! Shop for your Valentine or someone special, like yourself! Grab a bite and just enjoy the day! Head on out to Pioneer Bluffs Saturday night for an evening of old fashioned fun! Spend the night at one of our guesthouses, hotel or resort…

Good day for a Ride

Good day for a Ride

Wow! What a beautiful Sunday! Hope you got to get our and enjoy it! What a difference a day can make! This morning was brutal, wow that wind! The sun just came out  and this afternoon they say it will warm up a bit. I sure hope they are right. Even on a blustery morning…

Maybe no sun but there will be open signs!

Maybe no sun but there will be open signs!

Chase County is the place to be today! Forecasted high is 64°! Many of the shops in downtown Cottonwood are open for shopping. Don’t forget all the restaurants  in both Strong City and  Cottonwood Falls  are open today, also. What a beautiful day yesterday was.  I attended a bridal shower at one of the guest…

Open Signs and Sunshine!

Open Signs and Sunshine!

There is still time to find that perfect something! Stores are open until 5pm Some open on Sunday! I was a beautiful day to be in Chase County. I saw people pushing babies in strollers, riding bikes and just soaking in the sunshine!

Second Edition Chase County Living Magazine Released

Second Edition Chase County Living Magazine Released

Announcing The Second Edition of The Chase County Living Magazine!! Free Copies are available at the Chamber Office or from the box in front of the Chase County Leader Office

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