Artist, sculptor, world class patina creator, and gifted speaker, Erik Peterson enthralls audience today at Desert Caballeros Western Museum in Wickenburg. Erik talked for two hours about bronzes, and the art and science of applying patinas to museum quality pieces. Our man is smart, engaging, funny, self-deprecating, and enormously enjoyable to listen to. Self taught and endlessly enthusiastic, Erik sculpts work of his own -- some of it on exhibit in DCWM proper. Poppina and I had a blast of the educational kind today. Lucky us.