"Inspiration" Smooth Coat Medallic Sculpture in Pewter by Joy Beckner, Sculptor
3 3/8"W x 2 3/4"H x 1/4"D
Fine Pewter Edition Open ©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 smooth coat dachshunds -- and -- the exquisite bas-relief 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. 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. The original bronze "Inspiration" Smooth was juried into Fédération Internationale de la Médaille d' Art, FIDEM XXXI, Congress and Exhibition, The Tampere Museum, Tampere, Finland.
“Inspiration” Smooth, is hand made, one at a time, in Colorado, USA. Each fine pewter medal/ornament/wall hanging is signed, dated and includes my mark,.
Select Ribbon: Holiday Red, or Best of Variety Blue!
Don Casper Photography
Custom Medallic Sculpture commissions by Joy Beckner are also available