There were only TWO DeBorah ever made, both cast in bronze in Burbank California at American Fine Arts Foundry. The sculpture was created in clay on the island of Maui, transported to Los Angeles and molded there.
Joseph Quillan is passionate about the animals he sculpts. A lifelong conservationist and environmental activist, Quillen has been in the forefront of marine sculpture and education to foster a better understanding of the sea creatures who share our world. Born in 1956 in Glendale, California, this talented sculptor has been drawing, painting and sculpting animals ever since he could scoop up mud in his hands. His art career began when he worked at a veterinary clinic and started creating pet portraits for the clients, including some very famous animal lovers such as Bob Barker and Betty White. Joseph attended Pierce College in Los Angeles and took pre-veterinary courses and art courses. The class that changed his life was Advanced Casting, where he crafted and cast his first jewelry and sculpture designs. Sea turtles are one of Joseph Quillen’s favorite subjects.… Continue reading on artist page