The term, “limited edition” simply means a sculpture where the number of castings is pre-determined. Typically, the smaller the edition size, the more exclusive the piece is, and thus represents a higher value. Each casting from the edition is numbered to identify it. Due to the “hands on” character of each step involved, every casting will contain small differences from all others making it truly an individual. Douwe’s limited editions average between 10 and 25. Each piece is cast using only the finest art bronze alloy and old world hot patinas.
       
     
reflections – small
       
     
Reflections – life scale
       
     
Reflections: wind and water
       
     
jumper
       
     
splashdown!
       
     
Echoes of the Range
       
     
le fantome
       
     
abstraction
       
     
Tempest
       
     
weanling
       
     
way of horse and bow
       
     
way of horse and bow (detail)
       
     
unrivaled
       
     
unrivaled (detail)
       
     
war horse i
       
     
war horse ii
       
     
war horse iii
       
     
le sauvage
       
     
Rite of Spring
       
     
horse of job
       
     
safekeeping ii
       
     
intreped
       
     
safekeeping iii
       
     
cobtail
       
     
arab park horse
       
     
last pass
       
     
polo horse
       
     
last pass ii
       
     
the egyptian
       
     
water lillies with flat ripple
       
     
saddle – cutback
       
     
saddle – jumper
       
     
saddle – dresage
       
     
saddle – western
       
     
park trot
       
     
imperator
       
     
saddlebred silhouette
       
     
roadster pony
       
     
saddlebred bust
       
     
mountain horse
       
     
american movement
       
     
harness pony
       
     
grecian goblet
       
     
water lillies
       
     
standing tall
       
     
mane event
       
     
ripples
       
     
spiral bust
       
     
saddlebred bas-relief
       
     
saddlebred bas relief
       
     
the eye
       
     
wild horse bas-relief
       
     
 The term, “limited edition” simply means a sculpture where the number of castings is pre-determined. Typically, the smaller the edition size, the more exclusive the piece is, and thus represents a higher value. Each casting from the edition is numbered to identify it. Due to the “hands on” character of each step involved, every casting will contain small differences from all others making it truly an individual. Douwe’s limited editions average between 10 and 25. Each piece is cast using only the finest art bronze alloy and old world hot patinas.
       
     

The term, “limited edition” simply means a sculpture where the number of castings is pre-determined. Typically, the smaller the edition size, the more exclusive the piece is, and thus represents a higher value. Each casting from the edition is numbered to identify it. Due to the “hands on” character of each step involved, every casting will contain small differences from all others making it truly an individual. Douwe’s limited editions average between 10 and 25. Each piece is cast using only the finest art bronze alloy and old world hot patinas.

reflections – small
       
     
reflections – small

Edition of 25
18" tall
Bronze with stainless steel

The culmination of years of thinking about this concept. I had been mentally sculpting this piece for a long time before I ever stole the time between commissions to sculpt it. I was fascinated by the idea of representing a reflection, which physically doesn’t exist, with a solid sculpture. This is a ground-breaking concept, and both the small version and the life-size have been hugely successful.

Prices and availability on request.

Reflections – life scale
       
     
Reflections – life scale

Edition of 10
Life size - Height 11'
Bronze with stainless steel

The ‘Reflections’ sculpture is the culmination of years of thinking about this concept. I was fascinated by the idea of representing a reflection, which physically doesn’t exist, with a solid sculpture. It is a rare combination of bronze and stainless steel castings for the images. A bronze horse drinking is confronted with a stainless steel reflection. Stainless rings and bronze lilies define the water surface. 

Prices and availability on request.

Reflections: wind and water
       
     
Reflections: wind and water

Edition of 10
Bronze and stainless steel
One half life size 3.5' tall

It is a study in portraying ethereal things like wind, water and reflections in three-dimensional metal.  It is a study in serenity and stillness coupled with suggested movement. It is a unique piece because while being an extremely large and impressive sculpture, because it fills a cylindrical space, it occupies very little floor space, making it suitable for many locations, inside and out.

Prices and availability upon request.

jumper
       
     
jumper

Edition of 25
18" tall
Bronze

With this piece I wanted to convey the power, athleticism and love of the sport a good jumper possesses. Being challenged by representing a horse in mid-air, the stainless steel jump solved the problem in an elegant and simple way.

Prices and availability on request.

splashdown!
       
     
splashdown!

With this piece I wanted to capture the instantaneous drama and action on the cross-country course. I purposed to sculpt extremely quickly so as to capture the spontaneity which is so signatory of the event.

This is a brand-new piece, sculpted especially for this show. This is casting number one of the edition.

Edition of 25

Echoes of the Range
       
     
Echoes of the Range

Edition of 25
13"x8"x2"
Polished stainless steel

This unique stainless steel sculpture represents an exploration of negative space and minimal line to convey a feeling and a moment.

le fantome
       
     
le fantome

Edition of 25
Life size - Height 28"
Stainless steel

One of my very favorite pieces. This concept came to my mind one night, as I lay awake after drinking too much coffee with dinner. This is one of those wonderful pieces that just created itself. Within three days, it was completed. I am fascinated by the challenges and possibilities presented by the use of negative space, where empty space is actually used in such a way as to allow the viewer’s mind to complete the thought.

Prices and availability on request.

abstraction
       
     
abstraction

Edition of 25    
20" tall
Stainless steel or polished bronze

I very much enjoy a good piece of abstract art, and enjoyed working with this one. This piece comes in either bronze or cast stainless steel.

Prices and availability on request.

Tempest
       
     
Tempest

Edition of 25
Bronze

I tried to sculpt this piece very quickly so as to endow it with a wild and spontaneous feel.  This particular casting has an exceptional patina.  A wonderfully powerful piece for any large space.

weanling
       
     
weanling

Edition of 20
9" tall

I am growing more aware of the inherent beauty of texture on a bronze. I feel so much closer to the creative moment when I view a bronze in which I can still see the artist’s fingerprints.

Prices and availability on request.

way of horse and bow
       
     
way of horse and bow

Edition of 7
48" tall
Bronze

This ambitious piece required over three years to complete.  A 12th centruy mounted Samurai is portrayed with incredible attention to detail and historical fidelity.  Perched on a wind-whipped mountainside, the archer prepares to loose a signaling arrow into the abyss below. Because of the amount of work involved to create each piece, only seven castings will ever be produced, each one utilizing a different yet authentic color scheme. 

Prices and availability on request.

way of horse and bow (detail)
       
     
way of horse and bow (detail)

Edition of 7
48" tall
Bronze

This ambitious piece required over three years to complete.  A 12th centruy mounted Samurai is portrayed with incredible attention to detail and historical fidelity.  Perched on a wind-whipped mountainside, the archer prepares to loose a signaling arrow into the abyss below. Because of the amount of work involved to create each piece, only seven castings will ever be produced, each one utilizing a different yet authentic color scheme. 

Prices and availability on request.

unrivaled
       
     
unrivaled

Edition of 5
One-third life size - 30"x42"x10"
Bronze

I believe this to be one of the most ambitious, accurate and unique sculptures of a thoroughbred race horse. Completed in February 2008. Feel the life, power, movement and musculature of these incredible athletes. There is intricate detail capturing every stitch, vein and wrinkle.

Prices and availability on request.

unrivaled (detail)
       
     
unrivaled (detail)

Edition of 5
One-third life size - 30"x42"x10"
Bronze

I believe this to be one of the most ambitious, accurate and unique sculptures of a thoroughbred race horse. Completed in February 2008. Feel the life, power, movement and musculature of these incredible athletes. There is intricate detail capturing every stitch, vein and wrinkle.

Prices and availability on request.

war horse i
       
     
war horse i

Edition of 60
8" tall

One of my most popular pieces. The medieval warhorse was the equivalent of today’s battle tank. Though our concept of a “breed” as a closed gene pool would be foreign to our ancestors, certain types came to be favored. A type now known as the “Great Horse” of Europe could very generally be described as a Percheron warmblood/lusitano cross... at least in terms of physical appearance.

Prices and availability on request.

war horse ii
       
     
war horse ii

Edition of 60
9" tall
Bronze

Second in the “Warhorse” series is this Arabic warhorse, depicting a classic mount of the Ottomon empire during the 17th and 18th centuries. The scaled armor on the top of the head/neck was to resist the common downward sword stroke and protect the spine and major nerves in the area. Tassles, which are prevalent in the Middle East, originally served the purpose of keeping away flies and mosquitoes, but quickly became a decorative device as well.

Prices and availability on request.

war horse iii
       
     
war horse iii

Edition of 60
10" tall
Bronze

Third in the series, III represents a chariot warhorse from the era of Pharaohs. Using images from tomb wall paintings to ensure historical accuracy. This piece truly captures one of the earliest Warhorses.

Prices and availability on request.

le sauvage
       
     
le sauvage

Edition of 25
10" tall
Bronze

I love the raw power captured in this piece. I purposely chose to sculpt this piece as quickly as I could so as to keep the spontaneity alive. I personally have always loved a strong profile, whether it be on a horse, a dog or a person. The rich green verdigris patina on this piece accentuates the piece perfectly. A powerful piece in a nice sized package!

Prices and availability on request.

Rite of Spring
       
     
Rite of Spring

I am very often surprised at how much I like my rough sketches before they are cleaned up.  This piece is an exploration in creating a work utilizing that spontaneous effect to capture not only a fleeting moment but also the physical and emotional contrasts this mare and stallion.

 Edition of 25

horse of job
       
     
horse of job

From the book of Job, chapter 39

“Hast thou given the horse strength? Hast thou clothed his neck with thunder? Canst thou make him afraid as a grasshopper? The glory of his nostrils is terrible. He paweth in the valley, and rejoiceth in his strength: he goeth on to meet the armed men. He mocketh at fear, and is not affrighted; neither turneth he back from the sword. The quiver rattleth against him, the glittering spear and the shield. He swalloweth the ground with fierceness and rage: neither believeth he that it is the sound of the trumpet. He saith among the trumpets, Ha, ha; and he smelleth the battle afar off, the thunder of the captains, and the shouting”.

Edition of 15

safekeeping ii
       
     
safekeeping ii

Edition of 25
One-half life size - Height 36"
Bronze

I consciously sculpted this piece to fill a cylindrically shaped area, which allows it to dominate a room without taking up much floor space. It is carefully sculpted to be viewable from all angles. I have always been fascinated by working spiral movement into a piece, whether human or animal. I just love the sheer beauty of a mother and her baby.

Prices and availability on request.

intreped
       
     
intreped

Edition of 25
One-half life size - Height 48"
Bronze

This half life-size bust has been a tremendous success due in part to the combination of power, beauty and movement. This very masculine horse is filled with life and yet endowed with a gentle expression. The bridle is exquisitely detailed. The entire piece forms a spiral that extends into the base by the mane.

Prices and availability on request.

safekeeping iii
       
     
safekeeping iii

Edition of 10
12" tall
Bronze

This piece was intended to further explore and express the almost divine qualities of motherhood, as well as the simple beauty of these two creatures. This edition will be unusually small.

Prices and availability on request.

cobtail
       
     
cobtail

Edition of 10
10" tall
Bronze

The name says it all. The harness on this pony took almost as much time as the pony itself!

Prices and availability on request.

arab park horse
       
     
arab park horse

Edition of 25
12" tall
Bronze

This lovely piece captures a lot of the beauty of a good park horse. The detailing is exquisite.  

EDITION SOLD OUT.

last pass
       
     
last pass

Edition of 25
16" tall
Bronze

Everybody loves a good victory pass.  I wanted to capture the excitement and speed of a five-gaited champions last pass, so I chose a rather “loose” treatment that I think enhances the movement and spontaneity of the piece.

Price and availability on request

polo horse
       
     
polo horse

Edition of 25
12" tall
Bronze

I have always felt that while not necessarily “beauty queens”, a Polo horse possesses a unique beauty of its own. I love the utilitarian aspect of these horses, their attitude and their gear. There are no frills!

Prices and availability on request.

last pass ii
       
     
last pass ii

Edition of 5
One-half life size - Height 48"
Bronze

For me, this half life-size sculpture embodies the power and excitement of a great gaited horse rounding the final turn. I very much enjoyed working in this large size as it allowed me to really work on the detail. The custom wood base is included with the sculpture and has casters inlet into the bottom.

Prices and availability on request.

the egyptian
       
     
the egyptian

Edition of 25
10"
Bronze

I love the expression and emotion captured in this piece. The Egyptian Arab is noted for the chiseling of the head. I also tried to capture some of the fiery attitude of this desert horse.

Prices and availability on request.

water lillies with flat ripple
       
     
water lillies with flat ripple

Edition of 25
9" tall
Bronze

This is the “single” version of ‘Reflections’.

Prices and availability on request.

saddle – cutback
       
     
saddle – cutback

7" tall
Bronze

Prices and availability on request.

saddle – jumper
       
     
saddle – jumper

7" tall
Bronze

Prices and availability on request.

saddle – dresage
       
     
saddle – dresage

12" tall
Bronze

Prices and availability on request.

saddle – western
       
     
saddle – western

7" tall
Bronze

Prices and availability on request.

park trot
       
     
park trot

Edition of 10
16" tall
Bronze

This piece is intended to convey the precision and rhythm of a beautiful park trot.  Similar to “Last Pass”, the treatment, being very tight gives the piece a completely different feel.

Price and availability on request

imperator
       
     
imperator

Limited Edition
Bronze

This small piece was commissioned by the American Saddlebred Museum. As can be seen from the image, this piece amazingly life-like, truly captures the expression and charisma of this legendary equine athlete.

Prices and availability on request.

saddlebred silhouette
       
     
saddlebred silhouette

8"tall
Bronze

This was an enjoyable challenge to sculpt.  Creating a silhouette which is almost a two-sided bas-relief that still made sense was harder than I had anticipated.  A very fun piece.

Price and availability on request

roadster pony
       
     
roadster pony

Edition of 10
12" tall
Bronze

This powerful bust portrays a roaster pony at full speed.  Intricately detailed down to the last buckle, this piece was a labor of love.

Price and availability on request

saddlebred bust
       
     
saddlebred bust
mountain horse
       
     
mountain horse

As I sculpted De Oppresso Liber, I became fascinated with the history and “look” of the Asian Mountain horses.  They provide an interesting cross between the middle-eastern horse and tack, with a mountain “wildness” added into the equation.
 
Edition of 25

american movement
       
     
american movement

I think this piece Is really special.  This is it’s public debut, and the edition Size will be very small, limited to ten castings. This particular Casting is spoken for, and was painted and marked to Match the client’s horse. Others are currently being cast.
 
Edition of 10

harness pony
       
     
harness pony
grecian goblet
       
     
grecian goblet

I just love the whimsical quality of the frieze.  Cast in lead-free culinary grade pewter, they are perfectly usable.

(Discount over five)

water lillies
       
     
water lillies

This is the “single” version of “reflections concept. While I love the interest of the reflections concept, here I wanted to focus completely on the tranquility and beauty of the scene.

standing tall
       
     
standing tall

Edition of 25
8" tall
Bronze with silver patina

I love the sylized treatment in this piece.  A very simple piece in structure, it possesses a certain "whimsy" and a bit of a classical feel, both of which I enjoy.  

Price and availability on request

mane event
       
     
mane event
ripples
       
     
ripples

This simple piece was intended to portray a very serene moment in a rather unique way.

spiral bust
       
     
spiral bust
saddlebred bas-relief
       
     
saddlebred bas-relief

8"x8"
Bronze

This beautiful bas relief shows a Saddlebred showhorse in perfect detail against a nicely textured background.

Prices and availability on request.

saddlebred bas relief
       
     
saddlebred bas relief

I love the power and movement captured in this bas-relief. A beautiful and unique wall-hanging.

the eye
       
     
the eye

Edition of 25
10"x6"
Bronze

To me, a horse’s eye has always been a strikingly beautiful structure. By isolating it, I intended to focus on the serenity of expression it possesses.

Prices and availability on request.

wild horse bas-relief
       
     
wild horse bas-relief

10"x6"

Prices and availability on request.