D. L. Engle
“There is a quality that animals possess that has intrigued humans since our beginning. With reverence they were painted and carved on cave walls. Through all ages and cultures they have powered our dreams and mythologies. We see distilled in them all the powers and mysteries of Nature and so have longed for a closer understanding and kinship with that mystery.” California Art Club member and recipient of the NSS Marilyn Newmark Memorial Grant of $5000 for her outstanding ability and commitment to sculpting animals, her work is included in two national museums and achieved many other awards. Her sculptures are characterized by an expressive emotional quality, powerful presence and facile sureness of a variety of animal and human forms and characteristics. Animal forms are those most often modeled for it is in their physical gestures that emotional states are communicated with a natural purity and intensity.