In the Audubon Tradition Exhibition
About Christine Knapp
A professional sculptor since 1992, Christine draws upon worldwide travels to inspire her art. Memberships include: Signature member of the Society of Animal Artists, American Women Artists, Artists for Conservation and the Susan K. Black Foundation which awarded her the coveted Rose Award in 2017. She also taught sculpture for the Western Art Academy at Schreiner University in Kerrville, Texas. Recently commissioned for several monumental bronzes for Na Aina Kai Botanical Gardens, Hawaii and a larger than life elk bronze for the City of Golden, Colorado, her focus is to illustrate by emotion the common bond humans share with the animal kingdom.
21.5″W x 9.5″H x 7.1″D
Bear cubs are always “unbearably” cute. They cavort , climb and play with each other in ways that remind us of our own children at a young age. When faced with a situation that they find threatening, they even make a loud sound that sounds almost identical to that of a human child. I witnessed that haunting sound personally when standing at the bottom of a pine tree near our rural home. A bear cub was perched half way up the tree crying for its mother. Little did i know the mother was right behind me. giving the distinct impression that she was not happy with my close proximity. After I safely retreating slowly, I concluded that I was a really lucky woman! The cubs in this sculpture are simply having fun. The turquoise cresent shaped design element was added to give the sculpture a more contemporary feel.
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Here’s Looking at Ya
21.5 W x 9.5 H x 7.1 D
Ravens belong to the corvidae family of birds that also includes crows and jays. All of these birds are well known for their exceptional intelligence. They have been observed using tools to get food, work in cooperative teams, and share with each other. Raven are often confused with crows. But, if you look closely, the raven is larger, has a heavier “Roman nose” shaped bill and a cluster of black shaggy throat feathers under its bill. This bronze features a life-sized raven, demonstrating another behavior common to their species, an attraction to shiny objects. Some researchers feel that ravens may even be able to understand that they are looking at themselves when seeing their reflection.