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Paramount Touch the Sky
The city of Paramount, CA is placing National Sculptors' Guild fellow Jane DeDecker's "Touch the Sky" this year. John just returned from dropping the sculpture off. Look for it in a park soon.
01/11/2017: The Vogel family has commissioned National Sculptors' Guild Fellow Jane DeDecker to sculpt grandchildren to be placed in the Vogel-Schwartz Sculpture Garden in Little Rock, Arkansas. To be placed later this year.
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"Snapshot" by Jane DeDecker and the National Sculptors' Guild was placed in Oxnard, California in 1995.
Snapshot was originally commissioned by Michael Jackson, The multi-figure bronze depicts a number of children ready for the camera, sitting on a bench with a wagon pulled up to one side; the kids are in a casual pose, enjoying a respite from summer play, holding toys and drinking a soda. It even includes the pouting kid in the back - not wanting to be pictured as often happens. The piece is universal even though it was inspired by photos Jackson gave DeDecker.
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Jungle Gym in Oxnard
The National Sculptors' Guild placed Fellow Jane DeDecker's "Jungle Gym" in Oxnard, California in 1995.
The 125% life-size multi-figurative bronze features five-children at play on a jungle gym, with a dog eager to join in the fun at the laces of one of the kids. The piece is a reminder of simpler days of play in parks and schools.
The sculpture measures 11ft tall, 15ft wide, 5ft deep. Purchased by the City of Oxnard, California.
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JK Designs, Inc.
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