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Kim Shaklee, Fellow

“River Rapture” – North American River Otter

Bronze – Edition of 8, 88”H x 49”W x 56”D

Having observed otters on numerous occasions in the wild and in captivity has heightened my understanding of how much these creatures love to frolic and play. My desire was to capture the essence of the otter’s incredible flexibility and their enthusiasm for playing in the water. I used the natural “S” curve of the otter’s body to emphasize the fluidity of their movement. The water is simplistic and abstractly influenced with an Art Deco flair. The patina is dramatically hued with variegated shades of gold and coppery red, with silver and black veining. “River Rapture” is in the permanent collection of Benson Park Sculpture Garden in Loveland, CO, the Little Rock Zoo in Little Rock, AR and Azalea Park Sculpture Garden in Summerville, SC.

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