Bob Boomer (American, b. 1944) "Prodigal Son" carved wooden tribal sculpture and matching lithograph; sculpture signed to bottom "Boomer 1-77"; measures approximately 8-3/4" tall, 2-1/2" wide, and 4-3/4" deep; in Very Good condition; lithograph marked to bottom "14/15 11.76 w 'Prodigal Son' Boomer"; double matted and framed under glass; measures approximately 16-1/4" x 14-1/4" with frame and has a sight image of approximately 10-3/4" x 8-7/8"; in Good condition with slight warping to paper. Growing up in the San Joaquin Valley of central California, Bob Boomer hung around his grandfather's cabinet making shop. He earned a degree in industrial arts from California State University in Fresno. Then he took a teaching job of woodworking and mechanical drawing in Hawaii, and began working there with native woods. He settled in California and began to sell his carvings. In 1977, he moved to Ahwahnee in the Sierras to devote full time to carving.