Artist: Louise Peterson High Four
What was the inspiration behind the piece?
There was a picture of a Dane in a Great Dane magazine with his paw in the air. I didn’t have a Dane at the time who did that, but “if you build it, it will come” — I have had several Danes do this since.
How long did the piece take to create?
It took me two years, and I sculpted it twice.
What is your favorite part of the piece created and why?
I had to learn the anatomy and proportions to get such a large piece right. I destroyed the first version in clay after working on it for weeks, but it was the best thing I did.
Completed date: 2004