Sometimes its hard for an artist to let go of a creation. Walter the rabbit just keeps multiplying and I keep inventing roles to pose him in. I’m rather fond of the “Jitterbug” and “Walter’s Frolics” pictured below.
I designed the rabbit in the summer of 2009. The first piece was hand cut from aluminum plate and was being hand sanded, buffed and powder coated the week Walter Cronkite died. Thus the name Walter. In some odd way the name fit and it reminds me every time I am confronted with one of the sculptures, or when I go back to work on a new pose, of the impact an exceptional newsperson can have on your memories of events through a lifetime.