This bronze portrait is of Django Reinhardt the great guitarist. The Belgian Gypsy’s playing was intense yet light-hearted at the same time. He swung with a superb and elegant aplomb. He played astonishingly fast runs and heavy pulsing chords with wit and emotion, always tastefully serving the music . . . and he did it with a crippled left hand!
In photographs he looks like a confident dreamer, partly in another world, utterly capable in this one. That is the countenance I sought to portray.
11 x 6 x 8 inches.