- Bronze, limited edition of 99
- 18 in. x 7 in. x 7 inches
Cattails and Frog Legs
The patina will vary slightly since each cast bronze is original and hand-worked.
When I was a child living in Germany, I was often playing in the woods. Creek beds and their masses of jellylike frog eggs were endlessly fascinating. When I was asked to make something with frogs, I thought it might be fun, if I could come with an idea that meant something. It was not until I was carving details into the wax hanging frog did I realize that I was doing a self-portrait of sorts...myself as the hanging frog.
My parents told me the story of how as a baby, I had crawled out of my crib one night. They entered the room after hearing my cry. I was hanging by the knobs on the dresser, terrified of my future. Here, though, the OTHER, sitting frog is more curious of the outcome without his intervention, a Yin and Yang of sorts...
It is a popular piece that often starts fun and interesting conversations. This bronze weighs about 4.5 pounds and will ship from Norfolk, Virginia.