|Title:||Sweet Dreams II- Smooth - #2/50|
|Size:||1" x 3" x 2"|
From the Artist: "The original “Sweet Dreams” earned Third Place, Sculpture - The Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers Society of Washington, DC. 2017
Our Bo Duke inspired the original "Sweet Dreams" when he curled up to sleep. A production difficulty arose while casting the first eight proofs of the original “Sweet Dreams.” Therefore I chose to limit the edition of the original "Sweet Dreams" to just eight Artist’s Proofs, numbered AP1/9 to AP8/9. AP9/9 does not and shall not exist. I revised the original "Sweet Dreams" wax to make it easier to cast.
My revised wax of “Sweet Dreams” is known as “Sweet Dreams II”. I like the revision because the curled under ear draws the viewer's eye around the piece - and - it casts much more easily! Thank you for your patience.
Each is made entirely by hand by my good people in Colorado, USA!
Each is signed, numbered and includes my mark, Joy Beckner Bronze Sculptor.
Don Casper Photography
Monumentality in Miniature by Joy Beckner Sculptor
Dachshund Definitions - Sizes and Coats
SS: Standard Smooth
SW: Standard Wirehair
SL: Standard Longhair
MS: Miniature Smooth
MW: Miniature Wirehair
ML: Miniature Longhair
1:6 Scale: Fits in a hand
Pieces may be commissioned in Smooth, Wire or Long coat"
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A Missouri artist who specializes in "Canine Images," Joy Kroeger Beckner creates life-like sculptures of dachshunds and other dogs that delight young and old. Joy is inspired by sensuous shapes of skin, bone, and muscle. She is thrilled to make something move in-the-round bringing smiles, giggles, or tears to the eyes of those who see and touch her work.
Since 1993, Joy has annually created bas relief portraits for the National Cosmetology Hall of Fame. Joy first showed in a national competition in 1996. Since then, she has earned awards from the National Academy Museum, the National Sculpture Society, and the Society of Animal Artists. Her bronze dachshunds have earned numerous awards, including four Best-in-Shows. Art Show at the Dog Show sponsors purchased one of her pieces for the permanent collection of the American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog. Joy attended Washington University School of Fine Arts in her hometown of St. Louis, Missouri.