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.