"Life's a Ball, MS" Life-size Miniature Bronze Sculpture by Sculptor Joy Beckner
Life-size Miniature Smooth, 25.25”L x 11.75”H x 8”D, Bronze Ed. 5 & 1 Artist’s Proof ©2017
"Life’s a Ball!" SS Awards
American Women Artists Gold! Best-in-Show, 2013 Master Signature Members Show, RS Hanna Gallery, TX
Honorable Mention, SCNY Members’ Online Summer Potpourri Exhibition 2013, Salmagundi Club, NY
"Life's a Ball” MS
My standard, smooth dachshund, Ch. Retdachs Brwneyed Hansomboy, AKA Edgar Allen Nose, or J. Edgar Pooter inspired this life-sized bronze. 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. Weldon Long, my dear departed dachshund anatomy mentor, nicknamed the dog in the sculpture, Herky for Hercules, because he is so big and strong. Edgar was a happy, outgoing boy; HE inspired the title!
A grand, twisted S-curve, “Life’s a Ball!” was juried into The Society of Animal Artists Annual Exhibition 2000. It is my first work to be juried into two National Sculpture Society exhibitions: the 1998 NSS 65th Annual Exhibition and Everyday Life, a 1999 exhibit. “Life’s a Ball!” earned three awards in the Art Show at the Dog Show in Wichita, KS. Life-sized casts, numbers 9/20 and above, include my mark, JKß. Each is made by hand one at a time in Colorado, USA. Each is signed and numbered.
Many thanks to the couple who commissioned this bronze in the size of a life-sized miniature dachshund. Enjoy!
Each is signed, numbered and made by hand, one at a time in Colorado, USA. Each includes my mark, . Enjoy!
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.