Trotting Javelina

Trotting Javelina

Animal sculptures in the Arid Garden
Photo by William J. Hebert

Irvin Burkee studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and later taught at the University of Colorado. He experimented with many different media including marble, sculpture, metal work, printmaking with unique techniques, and jewelry-making. He received many awards and grants for his work. Trotting Javelina is one of his bronze sculptures—this one was cast in 2000. 

Irvin Burkee. Trotting Javelina, 1972, cast 2000. Bronze, 16.5 in. x 12.5 in. x 19 inches. Gift of Fred and Lena Meijer. ©Irvin Burkee