"Know how to refresh the spirit, through nature and through art."...
Oh to be the person my dog thinks I am... Linda Sullivan.
"Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things man
will not himself find peace." Albert Schweitzer.
"One can measure the size and moral progress of a nation to how she treats
her animals." Mahatma Gandhi.
A pet is for life and they should not be bred or
purchased to support fashion trends. Always buy from a reputable breeder...
Unless otherwise indicated, all canine pieces and many human pieces displayed on this site are available for purchase. Please contact Joy for information regarding lead time and shipping charges. Most pieces are in stock but not all. Joy welcomes MasterCard, Visa, money order, or personal check, and, Layaway is always welcome.
Bronze Sculpture: Dreaming of Tomatoes, SS
|"Dreaming of Tomatoes, MS" 14 1/2" x 5" H x 8 3/4"D ~ Bronze Edition of 20 & 2 Artist's Proofs ©2007
"Dreaming of Tomatoes, SS" 16 1/2"L x 6"H x 11"D ~ Bronze Edition 20 & 2 Artist's Proofs ©1995
"Dreaming of Tomatoes, Smooth 1:6 scale ~ 2 7/8"L x 1"H x 2"D ~ Bronze Edition of 99 & 9 Artist's Proofs ©1998 ~ SOLD OUT
"Dreaming of Tomatoes, Smooth 1:6 scale ~ 2 7/8"L x 1"H x 2"D ~ Sterling Edition of 5 & 1 Artist's Proof ©1998 ~ Special Order
"Dreaming of Tomatoes, Long 1:6 scale ~ 2 7/8"L x 1"H x 2"D ~ Bronze Edition of 50 & 5 Artist's Proofs ©2010
"Dreaming of TomatoesĒ Wire 1:6 scale ~ 2 7/8"L x 1"H x 2"D ~ Bronze Edition of 50 & 5 Artist's Proofs ©2012
|Our twelve-year-old, standard, smooth dachshund, Anna von Pumpernickel Gesundheit, modeled for this, my second animal sculpture and the first to be cast in bronze. Anna's age and health inspired the piece. Anna was with me while I was putting up Christmas lights when I realized she was nowhere in sight! She had sneaked to the tomato bed where she was looking for ripe, summertime tomatús! That's when Anna, in bronze, became Dreaming of Tomatús. The clay was completed in December 1995. The first bronze was cast in February 1996. Dreaming of Tomatús was accepted in the first national exhibition I entered, The Art Show at the Dog Show, 1996.
In 1999, the Society of Animal Artists, Inc., honored Dreaming of Tomatoes with an Award of Excellence and included the work in its National Museum Tour. In November 1999, I made the tiny version an edition limited to 99. Below the 40's, each is simply signed and numbered. I look forward to your commission of "Dreaming of Tomatoes" in the size of a
life-sized miniature dachshund. Enjoy!
"Joy sculpts the image of a dog so well the viewer instantly relates to her enchanting, short-legged creatures."
Art Revue Magazine, Summer 1997
Viewer remarks regarding the life-sized bronzes:
- "It looks alive!"
- "It should be warm."
- "I can hardly keep my hands off."
- "If I touch her, I think I'll wake her!"
- "My Sarah barked at it until she sniffed it! "
Touching -- with rings removed -- allows an intimate knowledge of, and feeling for, my sculpture. Do it! Enjoy!
|"Dreaming of Tomatoes", 1:6 Scale, #62/99, with a light red & green patina, was stolen from Shippers Supply, Loveland, CO, in Spring 2001. If you know the whereabouts of this piece, please contact Joy immediately! Thank you. phone: 636.532.3216
|To see the life-size miniature smooth bronze "Dreaming of Tomatoes MS,"
please CLICK HERE.
|To see the 1:6 Scale miniature bronze "Dreaming of Tomatoes,"
please CLICK HERE.
|"A good painting [sculpture] to me has always been like a friend. It keeps me company, comforts and inspires."
- Hedy Lamarr -
Canine photography by Mel Schockner, except as noted.
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11/23/89 - 10/12/06
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