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Life-sized Miniature Wirehaired Dachshund Bronze Sculpture, Lord of the Couch, MW
Available for immediate Acquisition
|Life-sized Miniature Wire-haired Dachshund
16 1/2"L x 7 3/4"W x 9 1/4"H
Bronze ~ Edition of 20 & 2 Artist's Proof ~ © 2001
|May be commissioned in Smooth and Long Coats.
Juror’s Award of Merit, Red River Valley International Juried Art Exhibition, 2012
Best Sculpture, Dog Fanciers’ Contemporary Dog Art Competition, NYC, Fall 2001
Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club’s 105th Annual Open Exhibition, 2001, National Arts Club, NYC.
Audubon Artists, Inc. 65th Annual Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, NYC. 2007
Three awards, 2002 Art Show at the Dog Show, Wichita, KS
|"Lord of the Couch, MW" was inspired by Lena Leonardsson, who commissioned
me to sculpt her dapper, departed Wokie. She convinced me he had the perfect
personality for me to sculpt. In addition to being a spoiled boy, he was an
all-around good worker. From October 1993 to April 1996, he participated in
Earth Dog tests and placed in nine field trials. He was awarded a
Certificate of Gameness by the American Working Terrier Association. He knew
Judge Weldon Long, my dachshund anatomy mentor, commented on what
great feet "Lord" has and how well I had groomed him. (Lena let me
groom him.) Weldon exclaimed, "I could take that dog into a (show)
ring and get a 5-point major on him today! Of course, we'll never
know how he moves."
When our smooth boy, Edgar, acted as if he owned our couch, Wokie
in clay, became "Lord of the Couch MW." After my husband, Brian, named
it, I learned the title was quite appropriate. When Wokie wasn't
busy hunting rabbits, cornering woodchucks, or doing his
Wokie-doodle dance, he was a real couch man. He spent a lot of time
perched on top of the back of the couch. Imagine and enjoy.
"Lord of the Couch MW" earned Best Sculpture at the Dog Fanciers Fourteenth
Contemporary Dog Art Competition, NYC, and three awards at the 16th Annual Art
Show at the Dog Show, Wichita, KS.
Each "Lord of the Couch, MW" is hand made, one at a time in Colorado. Each is signed, numbered and includes my mark,
|"Lord of the Couch, MW"
Chaparral Fine Art, Bozeman, MT.
Eleanor Roche Photography
|To see the 1:6 Scale miniature bronze "Lord of the Couch, Smooth"
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.
Joy's - Updates
11/23/89 - 10/12/06
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In Honor of
National Sculpture Society elected me as a Professional Sculptor member. I am honored and thank those who voted for me.