3 Billy Goats Gruff Narrative Sculpture

Three Billy Goats Gruff Narrative Sculpture

3 Billy Goats Gruff Narrative Sculpture, 2006
Recycled steel
11.5″ H x 18″ W x 6.25″ D
Collaboration with Mya Smith
Private Collection

Three Billy Goats Gruff was the first drawing my daughter Mya did for our collaborative series of narrative sculptures. Although I was totally blown away by the 3 Little Pigs sculpture, the Billygoats piece is probably my favorite. It’s the one I kept for myself.

I’m impressed with the way she used negative space in the drawing, and by the way the bridge is used as a framing element for the story… In all the narrative works we did together, she was able to find ways to make the scenery frame the story panels without resorting to artificially dividing the scenes. Her drawing of Little Red Riding Hood was probably the best example of this.