Benson and Lockie came into existence through a chance meeting with Lockie’s owner Michelle. They were returning to Auckland after a year in Wellington. For the year they had rented an apartment where dogs were not allowed. Instead, Lockie went to Tauranga to stay with Benson and his owners.
After Michelle looked through my website, which includes animal like sculptures, she asked if I did dogs. She thought it would make a perfect ‘thank you’ present to give to Tonia, Benson’s family. She then thought she would like one of Lockie too.
Lockie and Benson are Miniature Schnauzers. I started my research looking at hundreds of photos and meeting the real Lockie. And then start work.