The average fox weighs about 12 pounds, but there’s one in Danbury cast in bronze that’s quite a bit heavier.
Sculptor Anthony Masina said he was inspired to create the 110-pound fox after seeing foxes at play outside his rural home in Wassaic, N.Y., near the Kent border.
He also finds it interesting when people relate certain traits to animals. For example, he said people say, “sly as a fox,” but he doesn’t think of them that way. He sees them as adaptable because they have learned to live in different kinds of areas.
For this project, Masina also had some help from the Internet. He looked at many pictures of foxes, he said, to see what kind of look and feel he wanted to achieve.
“Animals are already perfectly designed. My goal is not to improve upon those designs, but to use their basic form to create something familiar but different.”
The first step