POLICE K9, TX

Service dog sculpture by Austin Weishel of Honorable Sculptures
Service dog sculpture by Austin Weishel of Honorable Sculptures
Service dog sculpture by Austin Weishel of Honorable Sculptures

Police K9 in TX, is a custom bronze memorial sculpture.

 

The proud, ready stance of a cinnamon-colored K-9 draws in viewers to honor these hard-working dogs. Sheer powerful musculature is evident in every well-defined line, angle, and curve. Brought to life with a sleek coat, alert ears, and sharp eyes, this animal becomes more than a four-legged friend. It is, indeed, a loyal partner and companionable guardian.

 

I felt truly privileged to be chosen for this commission. After meeting with many current and past K-9 handlers of the police department, I was simply blown away by their intense dedication to fundraise for this sculpture. In this way, they honor canine team members who do not necessarily become noble through birth, but instead through training, devotion and commitment.

 

The sculpture itself took over 400 hours to hand-sculpt, molding, and then bronzing, turning a piece of art into a one-of-a-kind life-size memorial. Ashes from past K-9’s are contained within the base, which also displays etched names of the deceased on one side and a poignant poem offered in remembrance on the other.

 

Date of Install: 2016

 

Medium: Bronze

 

Size: Life-size

 

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