Good to See You" Miniature
Bronze, Edition of 99 & 9 Artist's Proofs
Scale, 2 2/3" L x 2 1/2" H x 1 1/2" D
"So Good to See You" Lifesize
Bronze, Edition of 20 & 2 Artist's Proofs
16" L x 15" W x 12" D
by Mel Schockner.
sculpture "So Good to See You" was inspired by two beauties,
Lizzie and Tess. Ten-year-old Lizzie and I met young Tess in June 1999,
at the Dachshund Club of America National Field Trial. Tess looked up
from a tightly curled position, as if to greet a friend. It was magic.
For the first time I memorized a pose -- the glorious curve following
the left side of her ribcage to her slim waist and hips left an indelible
impression on me. Since 1996, when I was given Lizzie, I wanted to do
a head study of her. The curved composition provided the simplicity necessary
to showcase her head. In addition, it fulfilled my desire to bring height
to a sculpture of a naturally posed dachshund." - Joy Kroeger Beckner
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