Hand sculpted from old barbwire
collected from local Montana ranches.
Artist Michael Miller began using gloves to bend and sculpt the barb wire but soon found the barbs kept catching
and snagging his gloves inhibiting the creative process so he ditched the gloves and used his bare hands. He quickly
found the rhythm. Holding the wire between the barbs he bent and arched and folded miles
of barb wire into the famous Darbacious which is mounted at the entrance to the Darby Rodeo grounds. Michael dedicated
Darbacious to the Darby Rodeo Association founder and president Cal Ruark.
Darbacious is mounted on a stone pedestal at the entrance to the Darby Rodeo grounds.
Darbacious greets all who enter Darby, Montana.
Merry Christmas Darbacious! Christmas 2015
Artist Michael Miller also built a wooden bull on the rodeo grounds with donated scrap wood. It
took only three days for Michael to single handedly build the impressive bull. The wooden bull doubled as
the bonfire. The bull was burned at the annual town BBQ as a symbol of new beginnings and to welcome Darbacious to the Darby