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First Love

Collection: Publicly Owned
First Love

Sponsor: Edmond Visual Arts Commission partnered with Paws for Life

The young boy in this piece is kneeling on the ground, giving his very large dog a big hug. The boy is barefoot, wearing a ballcap (on backwards) and overalls. His arms are wrapped wide around the sitting dog. The boy’s feet are crossed behind him and his toes are curled up. The dog’s very large face is resting on the boy’s shoulder, looking upward.

First Love is located at the entrance to the Edmond Animal Shelter, an appropriate place considering the subject of the art work. Paws for Life is an organization that assists the Edmond Animal Shelter in caring for the animals there.


Artist: Missy Vandable

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Medium type: Bronze

Date created: 2003