Lives to Please

bronze Golden Retreiver commissioned sculpture by Joy Beckner

Lives to Please canine sculpture by Joy Beckner

Available for Immediate Acquisition

14"L x 12 3/8"H x 5 1/4"W, Bronze Ed. 20 & 2 Artist's Proofs ©2004
Mahogany & Travertine Base. Approx. 11 Pounds

"Pooches & Purebreds: Canine Images in Sculpture" Invitational Exhibition at Brookgreen Gardens, Pawley's Island, SC.

I imagine this gal eagerly awaiting her master's next command. The color of the small elegant bronze on travertine reminds me of fall grasses through which she is heeling and asking, "What's next?" The title can be taken two ways: Is the dog living to please you, or are you living to please the dog? It seems more like the second way with my own dogs!

"Lives to Please" is modeled after master hunter and 2004 obedience queen, Miss Soupy, of the Miners Kennel. Soupy continued her winning ways with owner handler Bridget Carlsen in 2005, taking Fourth Place at Crufts. When Nancy Miner called to tell me the piece had arrived, she left a simple message, "Awesome…makes me cry! Awesome. Thank you!" Her voice then made me cry… and grin from ear to ear! Each "Lives to Please" is made by hand by my ten hand selected specialists in Colorado, USA. Each includes a Certificate of Authenticity, my signature and my mark, Joy Beckner Bronze Sculptor

bronze Golden Retreiver sculpture by Joy Beckner back view

Lives to Please, RS Hanna Gallery, Fredericksburg, TX

Lives to Please
RS Hanna Gallery
Fredericksburg, TX