"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.
Joy's Recommended Reading:
|Books about Dogs:
They Are Smarter Than You Think, by Dr. Paul Loeb. My husband Brian brought this home and it is, in my humble estimation, a very fine book about dog diet and training.
Check for it at dogwise.com, Amazon.com, or call, 800-776-2665.
Study: Dogs Fed Reduced-Calorie Diet. A September 2002 University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine article that supports "Are you Killing your Dog?" and other articles by Charlotte Peltz.
Becoming the Chef Your Dog Thinks You Are - A Nourishing Guide to Feeding
Your Dog and Your Soul, by Micki Voisard, C.S.D. Micki's books are available at: www.dogchefs.com.
Recently a friend who shows in obedience and performance events, told me about a wonderful place where she buys the BARF (Biologically Appropriate Raw Foods) diet, ready made. I looked at the site, www.auntjeni.com, and I was amazed at the common denominators between Aunt Jeni's information and what Charlotte Peltz recommends in her articles. I feel as though the circle is complete; we are back to good wholesome food for our dogs -- and it is conveniently packaged! It's your choice. Check it out!
|Books that inspire me, about animal sculpture by famous animaliers:
The Barye Bronzes, A Catalogue Raisonne, by Stuart Pivar. Published by The Antique Collectors Club, 5 Church Street, Woodbridge, Suffolk, England. ISBN: 0-902028-30-8.
Animals in Bronze, Reference and Price Guide, by Christopher Payne. Published by The Antique Collectors Club. ISBN: 0-907462-45-6. Please check your local book store or Amazon.com for the above books.
|Books that include my work:
A BREED APART ~ The Art Collections of the American Kennel Club and The American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog, by William Secord. Available through Wm. Secord Gallery, NYC, USA. Web: www.dogpainting.com; Phone toll-free in the USA, 877-249-3647 or NYC local, 212-249-0075.
21st Century Dog: a Visionary Compendium, edited by Michael J. Rosen. Published by Stewart, Tabori & Chang, NYC. Printed in Italy. ISBN: 1-58479-041-5. Please check your local bookstore or Amazon.com for this book.
|Books about the patina process and care of sculpture:
Patinas for Silicon Bronze, by Patrick V. Kipper. ISBN 0-964-7269-0-4.
The Care of Bronze Sculpture: Recommended Maintenance Programs, by Patrick V. Kipper. ISBN: 0-9647269-1-2. Patrick's books are available from Loveland Press,
Happy reading! Joy
|"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.
Joy's - Updates
11/23/89 - 10/12/06
Photo by Joy
In Honor of
National Sculpture Society elected me as a Professional Sculptor member. I am honored and thank those who voted for me.