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Joy Kroeger Beckner
"Palm Paw" Paperweight, Bookweight, Source of Serenity
Bronze, Edition Open & 9 Artist's Proofs
4 1/4" H x 2" W x 1 3/8" D

palm paw
Photograph by Mel Schockner.
palm paw
Photograph by Mel Schockner.

"The sculpture "Palm Paw" is a natural extension of my doorknocker, "Knock, Knock." During the time I modeled the paw in wax, I enjoyed holding it. I want people to be aware of the entire surface of the paw: to see, feel, and massage the smooth pad in contrast to the subtle texture on the toes. "Palm Paw" is the first sculpture I created that is a medal, in that it has an "obverse," which is the top, and a "reverse," which is the fully-finished back. "Palm Paw" is indeed a medal of many talents: it handsomely plays the role of an executive paperweight, or a bookweight, to luxuriously hold open larger books. In addition, I've been told that "Palm Paw" is a source of serenity when cradled between the palms. Take comfort in your "Palm Paw." May it give you peace." - Joy Kroeger Beckner

The sculpture "Palm Paw" is available in two patinas:
1. Black and tan (as shown on the first image above).
2. Red (as shown on the second image above).

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