"Toe Hold" Bronze, #20 of 30 by Bunny Connell

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 Toe Hold  Bronze, #20 of 30 by Bunny Connell
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[b]"Toe Hold" #20 of 30 Bronze by Bunny Connell/b]
Donor: Chris Galloway
Description: This particular piece, Toe Hold, is numbered 20 of 30. However; the mold has
disintegrated and been destroyed so it could be considered #20 of only 20. It is possible that someday the family may choose to finish this edition by having
another mold made, but is quite unlikely. Bunny was involved in every step of the casting process and her unique stamp is on every bronze. At the age of 94, Bunny has battled Parkinson's for about 30 years so there will never be a new Bunny Connell bronze.
In addition to her animal series, Bunny did many one of a kind commissions of beloved pets or other animals. One equine piece was done especially for Queen Elizabeth who also has several of the Hunting Dog series. Her bronzes are no
longer for sale in galleries but are in private collections around the world and still being sold exclusively by her family .
The family is happy to offer this piece to the Wyoming Wild Sheep Foundation to raise funds to continue their work in Wyoming to preserve our native Bighorn
Sheep and their habitat. Bunny Connell grew up in Big Horn, Wyoming, on a horse ranch at the foot of the Bighorn Mountains and then married a veterinarian and raised three children on a family-run cattle ranch. She spent her life surrounded by horses, cattle, a fleet of Labradors and all the native wildlife.
Bunny started her artistic career in the 1950's and used every medium from oils to welded metal but in 1972 she picked up a piece of clay and bronze became her passion. At true animal lover, Bunny's desire in every sculpture is to capture the unique anatomy, character and personality of each animal rather that to portray a classic, common pose that other artists may prefer. Some of her pieces could
even be considered whimsical.
Bunny has created 112 different pieces which all were cast as Limited Editions
with 10-30 editions of each piece. Once a casting is complete, the mold is
destroyed. This is done to preserve the unique quality and value of each Bunny Connell bronze.
Bunny began working in clay and wax after a family trip to Kenya and Uganda on a photographic safari. Her first series of bronzes were of African wildlife. That was followed by a series of hunting dogs modeled after the family Labradors and other hunting dogs that various friends brought to the ranch to hunt pheasant. Her next series was equine sculptures including polo, jumping, steeplechase and one odd one -she did a piece of Little Jacket the famous bucking bull when she became fascinated with watching the PBR. Finally-with several fanatic hunters in the
family-she did a series of North American animals. That series ranged from
ferrets and squirrels to bears, sheep, and mountain goats.
Contact: Chris Galloway
Phone: 3077518335
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Value: $ 4000