Royal City Jewellers & Loans Ltd. has a substantial and eclectic collection of art work. One of our current favorites is a bronze sculpture of a pig. The work is called “Eat More Beef”. The Sculptor is Sandy Scott. The statue stands 34″ high, is 24″ wide and is 37″ long. We have nicknamed him Wilbur. The eyes on this statue are incredibly appealing and somewhat soulful.
It is very rare, indeed, that Wilbur does not receive at least three pats coming and three pats going and that’s not even mentioning the customers who come and go but often give Wilbur a pat for luck.
Sandy Scott began her studies at the Kansas Art Institute in 1961. She worked as an architectural delineator and with Calvin Motion Pictures as an animation background artist. Scott opened a portrait studio in San Francisco. Dissatisfied with portraiture, she closed the studio and began drawing wildlife. The Shoal Gallery in Austin, Texas gave her a one woman show, which was an instant success. Within the year she was represented by twelve galleries. Scott began sculpting after a 1981 trip to China, where she was influenced by many sculptors.1
Sandy Scott has carved herself a place among the elite animal sculptors of the last century, doing so through strict dedication to the craftsmanship of her work combined with keen observation of nature. Her “Presidential Eagle” is proudly displayed in the National Museum of Wildlife Art.2
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