Life's a Ball!, Smooth 1:6
A Monument to Ferda.
Compliments of Mirek & Jarka
“Life’s a Ball!” Smooth 1:6 Scale 4 3/4"L x 2 1/4"H x 1 1/2"D
Bronze Ed. 99 & 9 Artist's Proofs ©1998
Approx. 1 Pound
First Place, Casper Artists’ Guild, Inc., 12th Annual International Miniature Exhibition. Casper, WY
Second Place, 3D, Fourth Annual Miniature Show, Blackhawk Gallery, Sarasota, WY
Third Place, Sculpture, 78th Annual International Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature, Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers Society of Washington, DC
My standard, smooth dachshund, Ch. Retdachs Brwneyed Hansomboy, AKA Edgar Allen Nose, or J. Edgar Pooter inspired the life-sized bronze, "Life's a Ball!" As a puppy, Edgar often played with his Buster Cube™. He would twist and turn his body while trying to wrestle food out of this toy. His contortions, strength and determination fascinated me. The cube evolved into a ball, "On the Ball." The pup evolved into a "man" and the ball into a bigger ball. Edgar is a happy, outgoing boy; HE inspired the title! This piece has earned numerous awards in miniature exhibitions over the years.
Each is made entirely by hand in Colorado, USA. Each is signed, numbered and includes my mark,
Don Casper Photography
Dachshund Definitions - 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.