"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.
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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.
1:6 Miniature Bronze Sculpture: Squirrel Season - Smooth
|1:6 Scale ~ 8"H x 8"W x 1 7/8"D ~ Bronze ~ Edition of 50 & 5 Artist's Proofs
|Society of Animal Artists ~ 43rd Annual Exhibition ~ Award of Excellence.
National Sculpture Society ~ 70th Annual Exhibition ~ Polich Art Foundry
given in memory of Benson Selzer.
|The idea for "Squirrel Season" came to me when my husband Brian and I walked our dachshunds Lizzie and Edgar in our neighborhood, AKA "Squirrel Alley." Squirrels stimulated two entirely different approaches to hunting: manly
Edgar simply stared at a squirrel as if he could "will" it down from the tree, while his eternally optimistic grandmother Lizzie leaped and leaped, hugging the tree and nearly wearing the hair off her chest each time she attempted to reach the squirrel.
My dachshund anatomy mentor, Judge Weldon Long, once commented about my
Dream Chasers Series that I had done the impossible; I had made a dog look
as if it is "on the move." It was Weldon's comment that encouraged me to
create Lizzie leaping. Actually, now that she is a teenager (DOB 11/23/89)
she uses the staring method too, but at age twelve, she nearly climbed trees
A new collector, Janet Depler, commented about Squirrel Season, "You
captured the power of their obsession and make me feel a bit better about
admiring their determination and physical prowess. Thank you for expressing
your affection so exactly."
As with my other 1:6 scale works, I modeled these dachshunds directly in wax
and created the bases to fit the action. Designed as a pair, they may be
used as bookends or as a two-part freestanding sculpture. Please select a red or black & tan patina for your "Squirrel Season - Smooth."
Each dachshund is signed, dated, numbered and includes my mark, . In addition, a Wire version and a Long version are both now available.
also available. Each pair is crafted by hand, one at a time, cast and finished in bronze by my
hand-selected specialists in Colorado, USA. Enjoy!
||"Squirrel Season-Smooth" is shown at the opening at the Hiram Blauveldt Art Museum in Oradell, NJ, where it earned an Award of Excellence at the 43rd Annual Exhibition of the Society of Animal Artists. The opening exhibition took place in September & October, 2003, after which the exhibition travel to various museums for a year and a half.
Many thanks to Marijane Singer, director of the Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum, for displaying "Squirrel Season" as art rather than as bookends. Thanks, too, to Bob Mason, husband of fellow award-winner, Diane Mason, for this photograph.
|"A good painting [sculpture] to me has always been like a friend. It keeps me company, comforts and inspires."
- Hedy Lamarr -
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.
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.