One of my passions has been producing small bronze statuettes
of my and Susie's nine grandchildren...when they were small kids...using the "lost wax" method long
time buddy, John Roach (former quarterback star at SMU and for 12 seasons in the NFL...and former Mayor of University Park),
and I learned about while attending an SMU night school art class together in 2004. I first sculpted a football player
catching a football and a baseball player in action. My several-year project, after that, working at odd times when
I wasn't involved in my music business...was to depict each of the grandkids in (for the boys) sports and (for the girls)
dance poses...as gifts for Susie. Each is about 10-12 inches high. While impossible to make
them as pretty/handsome as they REALLY were, I think I was able to pretty well capture the personality
and unique facial and bodily expressions of each of them.
An exciting thought about these small pieces of art is that they are DURABLE...and will be around the Bernet
and Galbraith families for many, many years to come.
Friends have commissionied me to use my talents to make bronzes of their own
children and grandchildren...I welcome inquiries. Pictures of the kids' statuettes are below...