This larger than life (6 1/2′ ht.) bronze was commissioned by Dr. Mark Helfat, a lover of beagles. He donated it to the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in Blacksburg, VA and dedicated it to his parents, who loved dogs. After his request for a design, which would include a beagle, I came up with this idea, which we both loved. I think of the howling as a “welcoming” by the dog of his master, who has just come home. Dr. Helfat’s own beagle is named Shilo and the sculpture is named after him.
Location: Blacksburg, VA