I have long admired the carving of Kozue - she creates wonderful portraits of both people and pets. Kozue has a remarkable ability to capture both so well in a stamp. Like any portrait, I feel the artist treads on egg shells when creating a likeness at someone elses request. Often the only knowldege of the subject is from a single photo and the customer also probably has a strong emotional connection with the subject. So I've generally been reluctant to go anywhere near portraits until a friend requested I carve a stamp of her adorable looking dog.
So here is Bob. I think Bob has the makings of a movie star with he's fabulous markings. It was a challenge and a pleasure to carve a likeness of Bob and I'm quite happy with the result. Hope his owner likes it!