"Inspiration" Smooth Canine Medallic Art in Bronze by Joy Beckner Artist/ Bronze Sculptor
3 5/16"W x 2 12/16"H x 1/4”D
Bronze Ed. 10 & 5 Artist's Proofs ©2009
Fédération Internationale de la Médaille d' Art, FIDEM XXXI Congress and Exhibition, The Tampere Museum, Tampere, Finland "World’s Fair of Money." AMSA with The ANA (American Medallic Sculpture Association with The American Numismatic Association) at Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, Boston, MA.
"Inspiration" was inspired by my dachshunds -- and -- by the exquisite medals modeled by German sculptor Heide Dobberkau (1929). Years ago I fell in love with a medal by Heidi, and when I went back to Medialia Rack & Hamper Gallery in New York City to get it, it was sold out! Soon, I fell in love with, and acquired, other medals by Heidi. My first commission was a series of bas-reliefs of humans for the National Cosmetology Assn., after which I took a bas-relief workshop with renowned sculptor, Eugene Daub. I modeled "Inspiration" directly in wax at actual size, and added a whimsical image on the back of just the Artist's Proofs. After that, I began to learn 'Medal Making 101" as on-the-job training, I hope you enjoy the result of my latest venture into the refined world of medals. "Inspiration" is hand made, one at time, in the USA. Many thanks to Mashiko of Medialia, for granting permission for me to use her elegant design for the custom acrylic stand (made in Missouri) that is included with each "Inspiration".
"Inspiration" Bronze, elegantly displayed on Belgian linen in Oakland, CA.
“Inspiration” Smooth, is hand made, one at a time, in Colorado, USA.
Each bronze medal is signed, numbered, dated and includes my mark,
Don Casper Photography
Custom Medallic Sculpture commissions by Joy Beckner are also available