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Sketch of knight and dragon

Ink on typing paper
8.5" x 11"

Sketch of knight standing atop a slayed dragon, possibly depicting St. George and the Dragon.

Possibly unrealized.

Friendly Dragon, Model for Scaling, [Plaster]

Plaster model used for scaling to final size. Divided into several sections, each section can be removed to make the enlarging process more precise.

Friendly Dragon, Model for Scaling, [Plaster]

Friendly Dragon scaling model cut into sections for measuring. Plaster model mounted on wood base.

Sketch for "The Friendly Dragon"

Pencil and ink on steno pad paper
8.75" x 5.5"

“I did … a dragon; I called it The Friendly Dragon. The architect said he didn't think he would use it because he said the children would be frightened of a dragon. But children love dragons and it's not an ugly dragon, it's a friendly dragon with a big smile and it's cozy and you can sit on…

Friendly Dragon, Full Scale, [Plaster]

Plaster sections for full-scale friendly dragon. The sections were assembled and the full-scale is on display in the main exhibition gallery.

View of two bronze "The Friendly Dragon" sculptures and "The Friendly Frog" in the Grand River

“I did … a dragon; I called it The Friendly Dragon. The architect said he didn't think he would use it because he said the children would be frightened of a dragon. But children love dragons and it's not an ugly dragon, it's a friendly dragon with a big smile and it's cozy and you can sit on its back on those humps on its back. It's just that…

Two bronze "The Friendly Dragon" and bronze "The Friendly Frog" in the Grand River

“I did … a dragon; I called it The Friendly Dragon. The architect said he didn't think he would use it because he said the children would be frightened of a dragon. But children love dragons and it's not an ugly dragon, it's a friendly dragon with a big smile and it's cozy and you can sit on its back on those humps on its back. It's just that…

View of the two bronze "The Friendly Dragon" in the Grand River

“I did … a dragon; I called it The Friendly Dragon. The architect said he didn't think he would use it because he said the children would be frightened of a dragon. But children love dragons and it's not an ugly dragon, it's a friendly dragon with a big smile and it's cozy and you can sit on its back on those humps on its back. It's just that…

Two bronze full scale bronze casts of "The Friendly Dragon" in the Grand River

“I did … a dragon; I called it The Friendly Dragon. The architect said he didn't think he would use it because he said the children would be frightened of a dragon. But children love dragons and it's not an ugly dragon, it's a friendly dragon with a big smile and it's cozy and you can sit on its back on those humps on its back. It's just that…