Since I like to work on more than one project at a time, I usually have several pieces in the clay in various stages of completion. If you are interested in one of them, just contact me and I will be happy to give your the pre-casting price and a projected completion date.
FLAKE OUT is a portrait of my beloved Bullmastiff, Reggie (alias Reg Monster) in her favorite pose as she watches me work on my sculpture. She looks so totally comfortable that I just couldn’t resist sculpting her.
OKAPI FAMILY. I have been fascinated by Okapi, the only living relative of the Giraffe, since I first saw a pair at the Lincoln Park Zoo in 1958. The deep mahogany color of their bodies combined with their zebra striped legs made Europeans think their hides were some kind of forgery when French monks brought some home in the early 1900’s. The extremely shy animals only live in the rain forests of the Congo basin where they are a primary food source for the pygmy. Now they along with the pygmy and the rare forest elephant are all in grave danger because of the warfare embroiling the region. Cincinnati Zoo and San Diego Zoo both have breeding herds that provided me with reference photos.
POWER AND ELEGANCE. It is unusual for me to work from someone else’s photo, but I was taken by a photo that Kyle Hohu took of the powerful Clydesdale gelding, Oliver, he had braided as he raced across the arena. I find few things more elegant than beautifully groomed and braided draft horses ready for the show ring, and their elegance is only enhanced when they are turned loose to run at liberty as Power and Elegance exemplifies. This bronze is a tribute to the beautiful job of grooming that Kyle has done all through his teens.