"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.
"Scott Joplin" Human Bronze Sculpture by Joy Beckner Bronze Sculptor
|5 1/4"H x 2 5/8"W x 2 3/8"D ~ Bronze, Edition of 20 & 2 Artist's Proofs ©1992.
First cast in edition, 2005. Approx. 3 1/4 pounds.
|The City of Gabriels, Jazz in St. Louis ~ An Invitational Exhibition ~ 2006-2007
Sheldon Art Galleries Museum, St. Louis, MO.
|I modeled "Scott Joplin" directly in wax, and had it cast in bronze. In 2005, I refined the original bronze, molded it, and started the bronze edition for a ragtime aficionado. Seven "Scott Joplin" cold cast bronzes are in collections between Japan, Brazil and the United States.
"Scott Joplin" in bronze includes Joy's original signature and copyright, plus ©2005, and my mark, JKß.
Each is hand made by my personally selected specialists in Colorado, USA. Enjoy!
Bonded Bronze Bust,
5 1/2"H x 2 3/4"W x 2 1/2"D,
Edition 6 & 2 Artist's Proofs,©1992.
1 1/2 pounds.
"Scott Joplin - The King of Ragtime "
Bas-Relief ~ 10" x 10" x 1" ~ Bronze ~ Edition of 20 ~ ©1993
|I originally thought bonded bronze would be the perfect medium for this piece, but after making the original six casts and two artist's proofs, I decided to make no more. Therefore, the first six were marked as though there was to be an edition of 150. I reality, there were cast only eight bonded bronze busts: six bonded bronzes that are numbered from 1/150 – 6/150, one un-numbered artist's proof, and one simply marked AP. The bonded bronze busts do not include Joy's mark,
|In 1992, as a final project for Rudi Torrini's Master's Class at Fontbonne College, Joy modeled a miniature portrait of Scott Joplin directly in wax, 5 1/4" tall. This was cast in bronze and in bonded bronze.
"Scott Joplin - The King of Ragtime" was modeled as a sample for The National Cosmetology Association. Both sculptures are shown at the Scott Joplin International Ragtime Foundation Inc., Sedalia, MO.
Joy Beckner fine bronze sculpture
Sculptor, Joy Kroeger Beckner, creates figurative bronzes and portrait
bronzes, as well as bronze canine sculpture, most notably of dachshunds and
retrievers. Watch for an expansion into wildlife bronzes.
|"A good painting [sculpture] to me has always been like a friend. It keeps me company, comforts and inspires."
- Hedy Lamarr -