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ARC Salon Semi-Finalists

ARC Salon Semi-Finalists

I was delighted to learn that my two sculptures were just selected as Semi-Finalists for the International ARC Salon. This organization is dedicated to promoting realism in contemporary art . There were 4941 entries from 83 countries of which only 1977 were chosen as...

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The Chase

The Chase

I am excited to share the completion of this project that has been nearly two years in the making. The emphasis of all three of these life plus one quarter sized bronzes was to demonstrate the predator-prey scenario that is a daily part of the natural world. This...

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Leaping Deer

Leaping Deer

I am excited to share the completion of this project that has been nearly two years in the making. The emphasis of all three of these life plus one quarter sized bronzes was to demonstrate the predator-prey scenario that is a daily part of the natural world. These...

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Twisted Toad

Twisted Toad

This whimsical bronze titled "Twisted Toad" is an enlargement of a smaller version with the same title. It was just completed at Eagle Bronze Foundry in Lander, Wyoming. Installation is planned for the Sioux Falls Sculpture Walk Spring of 2021.   

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Yorkie Portrait

Yorkie Portrait

Lets face it, quarantine time for most of us artists is really a gift of more studio time! Here is the result of my quarantine so far, a Yorkie portrait finished and approved in clay that was just delivered to the foundry to start the bronze process. I really love...

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Cirque du Soleil

Cirque du Soleil

This bronze is the result of working with Cirque du Soleil performers in Las Vegas last March in a class involving intense study of human figurative sculpture. What an incredible experience to not only get to know the performers, but also to watch their routines of...

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Just finished for the Sioux Falls SculptureWalk this year!

Just finished for the Sioux Falls SculptureWalk this year!

"Twisted Toad" in a new, very enlarged size will be finished in bronze Spring of 2020. It measures 36"H x 29"W x 29" deep, and will be a limited edition of 9. It is part of my miniature-sized "Animal Wrapper" series , but meant to be displayed in an outdoor or garden...

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Broomfield, CO. “People’s Choice Award”

Broomfield, CO. “People’s Choice Award”

What a nice Holiday surprize! I was just informed that my larger than life black bear bronze , titled "High Five" was awarded the "People's Choice Award" by the City of Broomfield, Colorado. It has been installed at the city's local police department since Spring of...

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Best of Show II

Best of Show II

I was delighted to learn that my larger than life black bear bronze was awarded as this year's “Best of Show II“ by the lovely city of Sioux Falls South Dakota. It currently is installed on a prominent street corner in town where I have personally witnessed people of...

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2 Whitetail Bucks

2 Whitetail Bucks

After nearly a year working on this exciting project , I now have client approval to start the mold-making process for  limited edition bronze. These two Whitetail bucks are life sized, and although you can't see the cougar chasing them, he will be in the finished...

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People’s Choice Award

People’s Choice Award

The Castlegar News graced "Mountain Love" with this very gracious article: For a second consecutive year, Colorado sculptor Christine Knapp delights Sculpturewalk patrons with one of her superb animal bronzes. Last year she displayed two of her spectacularly life-like...

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Back in the studio

Back in the studio

The first sculpture of a three part commission is now done. This life-sized mountain lion will be chasing two life-sized white tail deer bucks. The lion is still in clay, ready to start the mold/bronze foundry process. The foam enlargements of the deer will have to be...

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Commission Progress

Commission Progress

The first sculpture of a three part commission is now done. This life-sized mountain lion will be chasing two life-sized white tail deer bucks. The lion is still in clay, ready to start the mold/bronze foundry process. The foam enlargements of the deer will have to be...

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Dedication of my new Elk Monument

Dedication of my new Elk Monument

The dedication of my new elk monument two weeks ago in Golden, Colorado. What an indescribable joy to share this event with my family! Watching our grandkids cut the ribbon made my heart soar! Many thanks to the photographer, Harry Olsson, Preston Driggers (a key...

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Installing “High Five”

Installing “High Five”

For those of you who have never seen a public bronze installed, here are some images from this past weekend in the historic town of Sioux Falls, S.D. where we installed my "High Five " bear in their downtown area. The SculptureWalk program that they started 15 years...

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A new sculpture ready for the bronze process.

A new sculpture ready for the bronze process.

A new sculpture ready for the bronze process. This clay precast is inspired by our granddaughter, Daniella. Her dog, "Django" likes to sleep with her whenever possible, cuddling with her and her favorite blanket. The title "Comfort Zone" perfectly describes it...

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“Protecting the Future” Unveiling

“Protecting the Future” Unveiling

If you are in the area, please stop by and join the celebration! This is a project that has taken 3+ years to complete. It honors a resident elk herd in the suburbs of Golden, Colorado, and we believe it is the only public elk monument that features a cow (female) elk...

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My Sculpture at it’s New Home

My Sculpture at it’s New Home

My patron just sent me these images of one of my bronze turtle creations titled "Hi There". She used the bronze as a surprise decoration for her daughter's birthday before placing it next to the beautiful little pond in her property. Knowing how my creations enrich...

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New for the Tulsa Nature Works show March 1-3

New for the Tulsa Nature Works show March 1-3

This trio of commissioned bronzes serves as a smaller version (maquette) of the life sized version due this summer. My client loves the drama of predator and prey which of course is the story behind these sculptures. Bringing my patron's vision to life really fulfills...

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