Ludwig von Lizard

Ludwig von Lizard just arrived in the gallery today!

This bronze sculpture was cast by artist Steve Reinmuth, at Reinmuth Bronze Studio Inc. in Eugene Oregon.  Lizards were once thought to be good luck for foundries.  In the early days of founding, wood was burned to heat the furnaces.  When the fire was lit from these woodpiles, small creatures, including lizards, would scatter.  This happened nearly every time a pour would occur, thus the foundry workman began to associate the lizard with good luck.  If a lizard was not seen leaving the woodpile, it was thought that you would not have success and danger loomed. So, in the foundry business the lizard represents safety and good fortune.


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Martin Gallery strives to bring some of the finest artists in a variety of fields together under one roof. Upon entering the historic Grand Salon of Martin Gallery, one experiences a soaring space filled with the exquisite color and texture of oils, acrylics, bronzes, marbles, terra-cottas and richly hued glass. Martin Gallery features contemporary art, representing more than thirty nationally and internationally renowned artists. Our goal is to provide works of thoughtful beauty to enhance residential and commercial surroundings. Our belief in the quality of the work that our artists produce is what drives us, and our excellent client relationships are what sustain us. Martin Gallery is located at 18 Broad Street on the corner of State and Broad Streets, in the Grand Salon of the historic People’s Building.
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