Bust of the clients Swiss mountain dog, Jasper, life size. 10"x12"x14" w/o base. Bust is black walnut finished with tung oil. Base is spalted maple, sealed with grain filler and finished with gloss lacquer. The purple heart ribbon, which signifies epilepsy awareness (the breed is prone to this illness), is displayed because the dog is so afflicted, is carved from soft maple, colored with leather dye, and finished with semi-gloss lacquer. 5 months start to finish, estimated actual time 3 months, as I have been working another project during this time.