"Sirius Stargazer" is a Fiberglass molded sculpture painted with Acrylic paints and finishes to withstand year round weather. Sirius is decorated with a painted star map of all the constellations in their natural order (translated to the shape of the dog)
Sirius is the brightest star in the night sky and is also known colloquially as the "Dog Star", reflecting its prominence in its constellation, Canis Major (Great Dog)
In the Studio
His legs represent the earth in a meadow with grasses,
trees, rocks, and a retriever dog looking up at the night sky.
Here is the design sketch
The Finished piece
Sirius Stargazer in her studio
Sirius Stargazer Finds a Home
Dr. France Cordova,Purdue University's President in 2009, and her husband Christian J. Foster
with the new resident on the grounds of Westwood, the President's residence in West Lafayette.
Dr. Cordova is also an Astrophysicist.