had been thinking about wall displays, masks if you will, of the
heads of my favorite sculptures, when one of my gallery owners told
me of a couple that would like a profile of the eight-month-old
face of "Guinevere," for a memorial. I thought about two
seconds, said, "Yes!" and even constructed it so it can
be used as an urn, if desired."
"I understand this couple's grief. After I buried my first
dachshund Anna, I kept the sculpture of her, "Dreaming of Tomatoes,"
on the end of the kitchen counter for weeks. I stroked it every
time I passed it, and I am happy that my piece reminds them of their
departed friend. In it, her memory will be celebrated with each
"In the spring of 2005, I saw my model Guinevere for the first
time in years. She'd grown long hair on her ears. WOW! A mystery
was solved! My discovery of longer hair on the ears of five-year-old
Guinevere helped me understand why "Over the Rainbow"
was adopted by those who love Labs, and why "Three Faces of
Guinevere" has also been adopted by lovers of Labs, as well
as those who know and love young Goldens."
"May this sculpture bring you peace and help you celebrate
the life of your four-legged friend." - Joy Kroeger Beckner