This sculpture of a dog, was a commission for someone who was very fond of their aging Staffordshire Bull Terrier and whilst I was keen to show the essence of this breed of dog, which is one of strength and power, I wanted to show no aggression whatsoever. I realised these dogs are incredibly gentle souls, and now I see why they are so often miss-understood! Their powerful, looks do not portray their nature!
It was a very tricky sculpture to do, but I enjoyed getting to know Staffis, drawing them, watching the way they moved, and taking endless photos…..I re-worked the piece several times, until I was totally happy. So here is a gentle giant sleeping, oblivious to the world around him!
I worked on this piece in wax, and then had it cast at a foundry in Dorset as a limited edition. Whilst this bronze sculpture looks very elegant in a sitting room, it could also be cast as a life size sculpture for the outdoors.
Materials: This can be cast as a limited edition of 9 in Bronze or Bronze resin as a limited edition of 25
Measurements: L 20cm W 9cm H 6cm
Price: Bronze : £1,500 | Bronze resin : £350Buy now