sculpture on (the left, shown front, and rear-view) was sculpted by artist Ray
The sculpture was a take off of an two-dimensional airbrush rendering, my idea of what a baby watchman would look like if he were real, says Gatica > See Poster: a wholesome, physically fit and strong character. Overall he is a little peculiar, funny looking character with a large head with big eyes, big ears and short-short legs and he stands on two huge feet and clumsy looking boots. Non-the-less, he is a healthy, wholesome looking character by design..
The idea is that his big ears and eyes allow him to see and hear everything in the baby’s room. And his strong arms and barrel-chest and short legs and BIG feet, allow him to stand tirelessly and dutifully while he perform his sentinel duties - as he watches over the baby’s room - hence his name -The Li’l Baby Watcher. He is a misfit of sorts, a cross between a funny looking clown and a soldier. It is his peculiarities that make him special and allow him to be who he is. And, to add to his peculiarity, instead of holding a rifle, like the soldier he vaguely resembles, he holds a useless candy-cane-stick with lollipops on top.
OBW Sculpture (front view ) >
Licensing and Promotional Opportunities: The above sculpture is an original piece of art. The conceptual design was the model for the plush dolls/wallhangings being marketed today. The sculpture's design is available for licensing for baby lamps, night-lights. There are also other potential licensable characters based on the sculpture's appearance.
At this time there are two other licensable characters based on the sculpture's original design: Officer Wuvchild”: A child’s best friend; “Doctor Pedi Wuvchild”™: Cares for his little Patients. Go to see> .
The original sculpture is not for sale. It remains in the artist's collection.
It is around 18 inches tall; and constructed of styro-foam, gesso and fabric. It weighs around three pounds. The uniform was tailor-made by doll seamstress Lillian Baksa, owner of The Doll Hospital, Waterbury CT.
* Note: See REAR VIEW Below
LEFT: You see, Wob (rhymes with Bob) -The main character in our story, has not always been a debonair and smart looking
character like you see
< today, on the left.
AR RIGHT: Once he was a funny, dusty lonely misfit (like to you see at right >) who sat on a high shelf, in the baby’s room collecting dust. And because of being on the high shelf-out-o-sight and out-of-mind - the family never noticed him.
And, even though Wob was in the baby’s room he was not a toy the baby could play with. He was just a peculiar funny looking li’l guy with a Big round head, a funny face, Big ears, Big round eyes and a Big nose too. He had short-short legs and BIG-BIG feet. And instead of holding a rifle over his shoulder like a soldier, he resembled somewhat; he held a harmless candy cane stick with lollipops on top.
A "Fanciful" Baby Watchman Character with a "Real" Purpose and Mission
The OBW Sculpture Description
The sculpture below is the design basis for the Plush Doll/Wallhangings.
The OBW Sculpture (rear view)