A Limited-Edition Bronze Fox Sculpture by Laurel

9″ Sculpture
9″h x 13.25″w x 7.5″d
Edition of 77

4′ Life Size Sculpture
48″h x 70.5″w x 29.5″d
Edition of 25
Available in bronze (with stainless steel arch) or in aluminum

This is Pause for Reflection. Imagine a red fox on a cross-country journey. While bridging a little body of water, this one catches a flash of movement below. Foxes are known for their cleverness and curiosity, and this one is no exception. With natural agility it’s easy to balance, lean, and reach out delicately.

Pause for Reflection represents a shift into new territory for my work. Rather than my typical dynamic movement and joy, here I capture a moment of stillness and quiet reflection. The stylization is a little looser. The softer lines complement the quietness of the moment.

Part of the magic of this piece is how the viewer, like the fox, sees half of the sculpture when looking into the polished stainless steel reflecting pool. This effect allows Pause for Reflection to display well in a range of locations. Place it anywhere you want to capture a moment of quiet and beautiful inquiry.

A Note About Large-Scale Installations

In the 48″ version of  Pause For Reflection I combine the cast bronze or aluminum fox with an arch made of fabricated sheet metal. The arch portion of the piece is either sheet bronze, sheet stainless steel, or aluminum. This allows for greater design flexibility and greatly reduced cost on the arch.

Pause For Reflection graces multiple public parks and private residences, each with its own specific requirements. One installation required the arch to span 6′ while another required a 9′ span.

Because of uneven surfaces in a water feature another installation required different heights for each side of the bridge. One could manage this with cast bronze but the cost would be astronomical and it would be difficult to get the visual level of perfection the eye requires of an arch. Rolled sheet metal is the way to go.

I use this same approach for another of my pieces, Within Reach, which is a combination of cast bronze or aluminum and fabricated metal.