The opening happened last night for this year’s Super Heroes on Parade project through the charity Southeastern Guide Dogs. The art event took place at the Sundial in downtown Saint Petersburg. Together with my sponsors at FIS we unveiled their dog statue, one of seven on the night. Thanks to Frances and the folks running the event who couldn’t have been any more welcoming and helpful. There was a good sized crowd enjoying the evening’s speakers, artwork and gorgeous weather.
Sponsors FIS got to name the sculpture “Roosevelt” in reference to their headquarters location. The paint process took two weeks and was done with Golden brand acrylic paints, sealed with Krylon UV resistant top coat.
The painting features a wrap around seascape of local landmarks with the Skyway bridge morphing into the skyline of St Pete, complete with the surreal Dali museum and expansive Vinoy hotel. The patriotic colors are a tribute to veterans including a USA striped cape, base and a custom pressed dog tag necklace.