“Night Song Maquette”by: John Maisano
Bronze Coyote Sculpture
I contemplated sculpting a coyote for a long time, but I didn’t want to portray the “typical” howling pose. However, when I thought about the song he sings, I felt this was the best pose to represent that passion. The designs on his sides represent the winds circling the half moon and behind his head is a very free and melodic design representing the song he is singing. On the back of his head is a polished full moon. When an animal raises its head and exposes its neck it is most vulnerable, so I wanted to create a protective shield of Celtic designs on his chest. If you look at his face, you will see that he is singing from the very depths of his soul.
John Maisano is fascinated by the artistic designs found in Celtic, African, Inuit and Tribal art which he incorporates into his sculptures. Each sculpture is inscribed with intricate designs derived from natural forms and structures. His sculptures range in size from treasures that can be held in the palm of one’s hand to larger-than-life monuments. His work focuses on graceful interpretations of animals shaped in a way that captures the life force of each animal and transforms it into something more.
Edition Type: Limited Edition
Edition Size: 50
Dimensions: 8"H 3.25"W 4.5"D
Style: Art Deco