Who is Lassie?
Lassie is a sculpture of the main character of the book,Lassie Come-Home. Lassie can be found in the Pfundt Sculpture Garden. In 1995, the Museum commissioned a bronze life-size sculpture of Lassie. Through a selection process, noted animal sculptor Eric Berg was chosen by the Museum's collections committee to create Lassie. The finished work of art was first installed in the Michener Art Museum's Sculpture Garden on April 13, 1997.
About Eric Berg
Other commissions created by Eric Berg include a sea turtle installed at the New Jersey State Aquarium in Camden and Massa the Gorilla at the Philadelphia Zoo. "Philbert," the grandest of all piggy banks, is at the Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia.
Berg discovered his affinity for animal sculptures as a child and as a college student gave away hand-hewn stone animal carvings as gifts. His sculptures are permanently installed at Everglades National Park, Royal Palm, Florida; the Please Touch Museum and the Museum of Natural History in Philadelphia; and Museums as far away as Colorado, Virginia, Texas and New Mexico.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Bronze animals by Eric Berg (NEW POST OCT 16)
Look twice.....this is NOT a real dog :)
It's a bronze sculpture by artist Eric Berg (www.bergbronze.com). Follow web address for more fun bronze animals.... Website includes some images of works in progress.
He must be a dog person as he has an eye for the details for specific breeds, such as the Vizsla above and this collie...
He did another collie for the Michener Art Museum...here's info from the museum's website...(http://www.michenermuseum.org/)
and I have to love a guy who scupts seahorses :)