"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!" MS Awards
Mary Kay & Paul Jeynes Memorial Award for an Animal Bronze Sculpture, Allied Artists of America 104th
Annual Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, NY
Silver Medal Sculpture, 33rd Annual Bosque Art Classic, Bosque Art Center, Clifton, TX
"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.