Paula B. Slater
U.S. Military Working Dog Teams National Monument
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9-1/2 ft high dog handler bronze at the foundry just after it was given a glowing patina.
I took this lucky photo after the installation of the main monument bronzes. The sun peaked out from that amazing sky. This photo was then used on the cover of the Dedication Program.
The dog handler bronze suspended by an overhead crane as my husband helps the foundry mark out the template for the granite base company.
I sculpted tons of fine detailing on every inch of the National Monument bronzes.
The four huge 1.5 times life size monument bronze dogs lined up in row at the foundry.
Welding and polishing the bronze dog handler at the foundry.
John Burnam and I with the clay Dog Handler in-progress.
Jimmy Van Patten (son of Dick Van Patten and co-owner of Natural Balance Pet Foods, the national sponsors of the Monument) and I with the bronzes before the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena. See how small the black lab guide dog looks next to the bronze monument dogs.
The Natural Balance/Petco 2013 Rose Parade Float was a replica of the National Monument made of seeds and flowers, it was quite an inspiring sight!
Dog Handlers in their dress blues with hero war dog, Lucca and I posing in front of the National Monument Bronzes at Victory Circle after the Tournament of Roses Parade.
The 50 ft long Glory Tour truck that took the National Monument bronze on tour throughout the U.S. before they were installed at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas in October of 2013
In the photo above to the left is Duane and in the second photo to the right is Joe of the Oak Ridge Boys with Larry Chilcoat, treasurer of the National Monument Foundation. The Oak Ridge Boys have been longtiime supporters of this National Monument.
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17415 Meadow View Drive, Hidden Valley Lake, California 95467
707-987-2048 or 1-800-675-5067
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specializing in bronze Portrait Sculpture.
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