“Invitation to the Pond”by: David Soderberg
“Invitation to the Pond” is the newest sculpture in the “Poem of the Pond” series of sculptures created by Mr. Soderberg. It expresses a young woman’s great love for a newborn foal. This unbreakable bond of love is a story captured by Mr. Soderberg through the magic of patinaed bronze, an art form that endures for generations.
This exquisite sculpture shows the foal all gangly-legged and nervous at the girl’s side as she introduces the foal to the shallow edge of the pond. The girl cautiously presents pond water to the foal by lifting it up in her cupped hands. She is lovingly alert to anything which might startle the foal. Her eyes and her face and her entire posture express loving tenderness, care, and patient confidence.
The newborn’s legs are actually longer than one might think because the hooves are sunken into the soft mud beneath the shallow pond water. The collector is invited to imagine the calm, beautiful pond which spreads out all around them, supporting lily pads.
As in all of Mr. Soderberg’s sculptures, the beauty and authority of fine sculpting is enhanced through intricate metal work to cast the piece, and meticulous patina-making to finish it.
Edition Type: Limited
Edition Size: 75
Dimensions: 9"H 12"W 10"D