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.
       
     
Thin Edge
       
     
night cat
       
     
Still Life Palestine 33 A.D.
       
     
aviation
       
     
aviation
       
     
Face of War
       
     
Face of War (detail)
       
     
Face of War (detail)
       
     
face of war ii
       
     
tip of the spear
       
     
crown of thorns
       
     
mountain reflections
       
     
jester
       
     
way of horse and bow
       
     
way of horse and bow (detail)
       
     
De Oppresso liber
       
     
change of face
       
     
change of face (detail)
       
     
 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.

Thin Edge
       
     
Thin Edge

Edition of 25
4’16"x10"
Bronze

I have always believed in “embracing my medium”. Which to me simply means “if it’s bronze, let it look like bronze”. Here I experimented with new techniques to achieve this wonderful surface treatment. My other goal here was to give this piece movement where none existed. This figure is not moving, and yet there is much going on. I worked hard on the subtleties of the pose to achieve movement in every plane.

Prices and availability on request.

night cat
       
     
night cat

Rancho Santa Fe, CA - Private Collector
Edition of 10
Life size 9'x3'x3'
Bronze

This larger-than-life black panther was a site-specific piece for this garden pond. The treatment chosen was a blend I can best describe as “stylistic realism”. I felt the power and sinuous movement of this animal would be lost by using too realistic a style. All the muscles and planes were stylized and smoothed to help accentuate the “flow” of this cat.

Prices and availability on request.

Still Life Palestine 33 A.D.
       
     
Still Life Palestine 33 A.D.

Edition of 20
Life size 24"x18"x18"
Bronze

This interesting still life was commissioned by a large church in Louisville. This piece is included because it shows my ability with detail and textures. A large effort was put into the research for this piece so as to ensure that the portrayal was correct for the period.

Prices and availability on request.

aviation
       
     
aviation

8" tall
Bronze

The open cockpit with a leather flying helmet draped over the cowling, to me epitomizes the spirit of an earlier, more carefree time.

Prices and availability on request.

aviation
       
     
aviation

12" tall
Bronze

Portraying my love of aviation, this piece embodies the sense of adventure and nostalgia from aviations’ Golden Age. Detailed down to the last stitch and texture, and perfectly researched.

Prices and availability on request.

Face of War
       
     
Face of War

Edition of 10
12"x16"x12"
Bronze

A very small edition 10. I sculpted this piece after reading the book “We were soldiers once, and young”. I was so struck by the sheer horror of that battle, as I was by the sheer courage and dedication of the soldiers. I wanted to try to portray some of the emotions that such an intense experience produces. I also however, wanted to portray the nature of courage, that it is a decision to persevere and not run away. This kid is terrified and shocked, and yet he is there.

Face of War (detail)
       
     
Face of War (detail)

Edition of 10
12"x16"x12"
Bronze

A very small edition 10. I sculpted this piece after reading the book “We were soldiers once, and young”. I was so struck by the sheer horror of that battle, as I was by the sheer courage and dedication of the soldiers. I wanted to try to portray some of the emotions that such an intense experience produces. I also however, wanted to portray the nature of courage, that it is a decision to persevere and not run away. This kid is terrified and shocked, and yet he is there.

Face of War (detail)
       
     
Face of War (detail)

Edition of 10
12"x16"x12"
Bronze

A very small edition 10. I sculpted this piece after reading the book “We were soldiers once, and young”. I was so struck by the sheer horror of that battle, as I was by the sheer courage and dedication of the soldiers. I wanted to try to portray some of the emotions that such an intense experience produces. I also however, wanted to portray the nature of courage, that it is a decision to persevere and not run away. This kid is terrified and shocked, and yet he is there.

face of war ii
       
     
face of war ii

Monument size to be life-and-three-quarters
2005
Bronze
One-third life size 24"

This highly emotional piece utilizes an extremely detailed representational style. Highly researched and extremely powerful, the life-and-three-quarters scale version will be placed at the Picatinny U.S. Army arsenal.

tip of the spear
       
     
tip of the spear

Edition limited to 25
24"
Bronze

This piece portrays a soldier from the initial units into Iraq during "Operations Iraqi Freedom".  The pose is a modern twist on the classic "contrapposto" stance.  I selected an interesting treatment with this piece where the texture is clearly "sculpted" and spontaneous, yet all the detail is present and correct.  I enjoy using this style for such a piece as it keeps the piece fresh and sculptural.

Price and availability on request.

crown of thorns
       
     
crown of thorns

Bronze
Limited Edition of 120

This is the crown of thorns taken from a more complex piece I did for a large church in the Midwest.  Through careful research, I was able to identify the exact thorn bush that grows in the Jerusalem environs.   This was a very challenging sculpture to sculpt.  I personally find it a very spiritually challenging piece to view.

Price and availability on request

mountain reflections
       
     
mountain reflections

Pre-casting clay
2014
2.5’x5’x2”

This is an experiment in creating a “bronze painting”.  Designed to be hung like a painting, this piece uniquely explores the use of relief, texture, planes and shadow rather than color.  I wanted this to feel like a dream, to really draw you in.

jester
       
     
jester

Pre-casting clay
2014
3’x3’x2”

Here as I explore “painting in metal” I was inspired by some of Picasso’s early clowns.  Our Bull Terrier “Charlie” happily provides the comic relief to our day which I’ve tried to capture here.

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.

De Oppresso liber
       
     
De Oppresso liber

Edition of 120    
18"x18"x10"
Bronze

De Oppresso Liber is the U.S. Army Special Forces motto. Early in the Afghan campaign in 2001, I read about our Special Forces soldiers riding horses in combat. I was fascinated by the visual irony and the symbolism of a 21st century high-tech soldier atop an afghan mountain horse. I was fortunate to be invited to meet with the first returning group at Ft. Campbell, KY. This fascinating moment in history was preserved accurately.

Prices and availability on request.

change of face
       
     
change of face
change of face (detail)
       
     
change of face (detail)