"Merry Sunshine" Life-size Canine Bronze Golden Retriever Sculpture by Sculptor Joy Beckner
Available for special order
Life-sized: 42 1/2”W x 28”D x 21”H, Bronze Ed. 5 & 1 Artist’s Proof ©2011. Enlarged in 2015. Approx. 110 pounds
Life-size: National Sculpture Society Fellows Online Invitational, March 20 - September 2018
Quarter life: “Best Work Depicting a Golden Retriever” The 26th Annual Art Show at the Dog Show, Wichita, KS
In Spring 2015, when a gentleman told me wanted this girl life-sized for his personal Golden Retriever cemetery, I was excited; this would be the largest sculpture I’d ever made! Upon seeing it in clay, my client commented “What a good looking girl! Thanks.”
"Merry Sunshine" may be commissioned in life-size. Each is made by hand, one at a time, in Colorado, USA. Each is signed, numbered and includes my mark.
The first life-sized “Merry Sunshine” graces the personal golden retriever cemetery at the home of a Cape Girardeau, MO couple. He writes, “My wife snapped this picture out the window this morning. One-year-old Josh was out with the gang checking out the new dog next to the azaleas. ‘Merry Sunshine’ is hanging out there while our friend is preparing her flat stone for mounting. We are delighted with your work.”
Upon receipt of the Certificate of Authenticity, my collector sent a charming email: “Not to be confused with the Jerry Reed song, Pretty Mary Sunlight, although our girl does fit the lyric nicely. ‘Pretty Mary Sunlight, she’s alright with me. Pretty Mary Sunlight she’s everything I need. Pretty ‘Merry Sunshine’, she’s alright with me.” Thank you, my new Cape Girardeau friends!
To see pictures as the piece was enlarged, please see my September 2015 Newsletter, starting about page 9: http://www.joybeckner.com/jkb_newsltr_sept2015-4.pdf
Each is made by hand, one at a time, in Colorado, USA. Each is signed, numbered and includes my mark.