There is one area of a sculpture on which Clayton always spends a lot of time: the eye. It is not easy to sculpt an eye on an animal or human realistically. There are a lot of muscles around and eye, and every species’ location and physique of eye is different. It is often said that an eye reflects much of an animal’s spirit.
As he does with every sculpture, Clayton made sure that he portrayed the eye of the life size buffalo, Bison bison, as he saw it on the live model.