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...