Life's a Ball, SS

Life's a Ball SS life-size bronze Dachshund sculpture by Joy Beckner

Life's a Ball SS life-size bronze Dachshund sculpture by Joy Beckner

miniature bronze Dachshund sculpture by Joy Beckner

Available for Immediate Acquisition

Life-sized Standard Smooth (SS) 28 1/2”L x 14 1/2”H x 10”D

Bronze Ed. of 20 & 2 Artist's Proofs ©1998. Approx. 60 - 65 pounds.

Art on the Avenues, Wenachee, WA., 2018-2020

“Performance in Sculpture” exhibition at the David A. Straz, Jr., Center for Performing Arts, Tampa, FL. 2015-2017

AWA Gold, 16th Annual Master Signature Members Exhibition, American Women Artists, RS Hanna Gallery, Fredericksburg, TX.

Honorable Mention, SCNY Members’ Online Summer Potpourri Exhibition 2013, Salmagundi Club, NYC

Honorable Mention, 85th Grand National Exhibition, American Artists Professional League, NYC.

Three Awards, The Art Show at the Dog Show, Wichita, KS.

This life-sized bronze was inspired by my standard, smooth dachshund, Ch. Retdachs Brwneyed Hansomboy AKA Edgar Allen Nose or J. Edgar Pooter! As a puppy, Edgar often played with his Buster CubeTM. 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 dachshund anatomy mentor, nicknamed the dog in the sculpture, Herky for Hercules, because he is so big and strong! Edgar is a happy, outgoing boy. He inspired the name.

A grand, twisted S-curve, “Life’s a Ball!” SS, is my first work to be juried into two exhibitions at the National Sculpture Society: the 1998 Annual Exhibition and Everyday Life, a Fall 1999 exhibition in the Americas Tower Lobby, NYC. “Life’s a Ball!” SS earned three awards at the Art Show at the Dog Show, Wichita, KS.

Each "Life's a Ball" is made by hand, one at a time, in Colorado, USA. Each is signed, numbered and includes my mark, Joy Beckner Bronze Sculptor Enjoy!

Life's a Ball SS life-size bronze Dachshund sculpture by Joy Beckner

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.