Of Love and Loyalty - handmade clay dog sculpture by Susie Benes

Of Love & Loyalty

Reminiscent of aged monuments, this mixed media sculpture immortalizes the unquestioning faithfulness of our canine friends. Just as we have molded dogs in pursuit of our ideals, dogs, and their constant companionship, have shaped us in their turn. Holding an antique key, this mixed breed excitedly raises it's paw in a playful game.

Title: Of Love & Loyalty

Medium: Lightweight clay over a wire matrix, painted with acrylics. Antique key.
Size: 13.5cm tall (5.3in)

A juxtaposition between the matte finish of the body coupled with the glossy metallic gold areas, evokes a bronze statue that has been rubbed clean in certain cherished spots.

This is a one-of-a-kind sculpture. No others of its kind exist or will be reproduced.

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Sculptures are package in their own foam inserts to ensure they arrive in perfect condition.


About the sculptures
All of my animal sculptures are painstakingly hand-made, without molds, and each piece is unique. The sculptures are individually constructed using lightweight clay over a strong and complex armature that allows for delicate details, but provides maximum strength for the sculpture to withstand transport and handling.

The primary materials are non-toxic air drying clays. These clays are museum grade and are selected for their strength and archival properties, to ensure that they can withstand the test of time. Surface decoration often consists of several mediums: acrylics, acrylic gouache, and/or raw powdered pigments. All materials are of the highest artist grade and selected for their lightfastness and superiority.

Each sculpture is finished with a sealer to intensify colours and ensure it is protected from UV rays. 

Only the finest quality materials have been used to produce your sculpture, and proper care will ensure it lasts a lifetime.

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