Final touches are being added to National Sculptors' Guild Fellow Daniel Glanz's "Fly Fishin' II" commissioned for a private home outside Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
The American Bald Eagle is captured lifting a freshly caught Cutthroat Trout. The bronze will be placed on a natural stone in the family's pond. The striking wildlife sculpture was cast at Eagle Bronze in Lander, Wyoming. (fitting for the subject) The Guild plans to install within the next month.
With a wingspan of 97", this beautiful bronze will create a spectacular view.
"Fly Fishin' II" is available as a limited edition, great for home or public art collections. Order from our online store, please allow approximately 4 months for casting time.
Below are images of the clay process.
The National Sculptors’ Guild’s board of directors nominated Daniel Glanz to move up from Associate to Fellow within our organization. This passed with over two-thirds support by the current Fellows.
Fellows exemplify the best qualities of the National Sculptors’ Guild through their exceptional merit of work as well as esteem in the sculpture community.
Dan captures a timeless intimacy for the viewer. His art is known for its energy, movement and technical mastery. Both his figurative and his wildlife work share a powerful yet elegant quality, drawn from his classical approach to sculpture.
We have seen great success with Dan, below are images of some of the current large-scale commissions we working on together. Stay tuned for completion images of these and more.
Daniel Glanz and the National Sculptors' Guild are happy to announce our design for Adams County's new Riverdale Animal Shelter was accepted and will be realized in the coming year. We will post updates here as the sculpture evolves.
Energetic and enthusiastically welcoming, this piece creates an immediate connection for the public with the shelter; becoming an iconic entrance piece for the Riverdale Animal Shelter.
A dog leaps in the air to catch a frisbee. Across the entry one sees the young child that threw the frisbee. In-between, a cat sitting on the provided bench has it’s paw up in a futile attempt to intercept. The dog and cat will include sculpted details specific to Riverdale, including the names “River” and “Dale” inscribed on collars – reinforcing proper care of pets. The frisbee may include the Riverdale logo.
The sculptures will be cast in bronze and scaled at life-size, the frisbee and abstract element that the dog attaches to will be fabricated stainless steel. Patina on the bronze will be warm-browns. The breeds of the cat and dog will be nondescript for universal appeal. The child will be sculpted gender neutral and racially ambiguous for optimum inclusiveness of all visitors to the Riverdale Animal Shelter.
Utilizing the existing bench for the cat invites visitors to sit next to the sculpture and be part of the composition. The artwork provides multiple photo opportunities to capture happy adoption moments.
The term 'Leaps and Bounds' is used to emphasize that someone or something is improving or increasing quickly and greatly... this absolutely rings true for the animals that are sheltered and adopted here. The sculpture demonstrates the health and vitality that comes from our connection with our pets. It also sets the tone for visitors to the shelter; as one enters the facility; they know this to be a place where animals thrive.
JK Designs’ Principal, John Kinkade, founded the National Sculptors’ Guild in 1992 with a handful of sculptors who wished to find thoughtful public applications for their work. Representation has since grown to