3′ H x 4′ W x 4″ D
4′ 5″ H x 6′ 2″ W x 8″ D
6′ H x 8′ W x 8″ D
8′ H x 10′ W x 11″ D
3 Foot: $1,550
4.5 Foot: $3,200
6 Foot: $4,600
8 Foot: $12,800
The American Dog has proven to be my strongest and most iconic sculpture to date. The profile of the dog is very much of a muttigree, but I have had many people tell me it looks exactly like their particular breed of dog. It strikes a strong emotional pull with many clients.
Therefore, when I started to contemplate the idea of creating a large-scale public art exhibit, my American Dog made the most sense for choice of sculpture. Historically, dogs have made positive and lasting impressions with people and I hoped that my sculptures and the exhibit would do the same.
The Big Dog Show premiered in 2009 as the largest solo exhibit in New England, touring 6 city parks in 3 states over the course of the summer. It was also a part of ArtPrize in 2010 and is currently touring with bookings through 2013, in conjunction with Humane Societies and/or cultural art committees.
I can travel all over the country with the dog for shows and people will stop me and say “Is that the dog from the highway?” There is a 16-foot tall version of my American Dog in Massachusetts on Route 495 South at exit 48. It has become a highly visible landmark and icon for all in the region. My hope is to one day replace it with a 43-foot-tall dog, thus making it into the record books with the largest dog sculpture around.
My first American Dog was made in 2004, since that time I have made small, subtle changes to the design over the years.