The challenge this week is “Mailboxes”.
I think the animals were the magic of my work. I have a dog that paid for this entire farm. Just an old dog that I bought for a dollar at a pound. She had mange and blisters all over. They were going to destroy her that afternoon. I said, “I’ll take that one.” She went to all my shows with me. I used her in four figurines and eleven plates. The very first figurine I did was the dog sitting by the mailbox. It was an instant hit. She made me tons of money. I still give her a little credit for paying for the farm. In fact, that’s why I put a paw print on my work.
I have quite a few of his sculptures, used to collect them in my 20s