"Snapshot" by Jane DeDecker and the National Sculptors' Guild was placed in Oxnard, California in 1995.
Snapshot was originally commissioned by Michael Jackson, The multi-figure bronze depicts a number of children ready for the camera, sitting on a bench with a wagon pulled up to one side; the kids are in a casual pose, enjoying a respite from summer play, holding toys and drinking a soda. It even includes the pouting kid in the back - not wanting to be pictured as often happens. The piece is universal even though it was inspired by photos Jackson gave DeDecker.
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The National Sculptors' Guild placed Fellow Jane DeDecker's "Jungle Gym" in Oxnard, California in 1995.
The 125% life-size multi-figurative bronze features five-children at play on a jungle gym, with a dog eager to join in the fun at the laces of one of the kids. The piece is a reminder of simpler days of play in parks and schools.
The sculpture measures 11ft tall, 15ft wide, 5ft deep. Purchased by the City of Oxnard, California.
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JK Designs’ Principal, John Kinkade, founded the National Sculptors’ Guild in 1992 with a handful of sculptors who wished to find thoughtful public applications for their work. Representation has since grown to over 20 contracted sculptors and painters; plus an extended network of 200+ artists that our design team works with on a regular basis to meet each project's unique needs.