Life Size


Private Collection


Phase 1.
After armature and bone measurements are made, dog muscle and skin is built up. During a 3-dimensional art process, the artist constantly measures and adjusts the sculpture.

Phase 2.
Completion in plasticine. Photos are taken and sent to the patron prior to bronzing. A mold is made and the wax process begins. The wax study is touched up, the foundry performs the lost wax process and the sculpture becomes bronze. A brass pole is welded inside the dog’s head. (This symbolizes the cervical vertebrae of the dog.) A patina is applied to the piece.  The brass rod is now screwed onto a marble base and finished.

Phase 3.
Finished Bronze of "Bluie"