Visitors to the new Lauritzen Gardens within Omaha's Botanical Center in Nebraska are welcomed by a 6' bronze blue heron entitled Dawn Sentinels sculpted by Bob Guelich. Donated to the Gardens in honor of Kim Lauritzen's birthday, Boody Fine Arts worked with Mrs. and Mrs. Lauritzen to acquire the perfect sculpture for the space.
A deep love and respect for nature is evident when viewing Guelich's sculpture. Through a careful study of the subject in its natural habitat, he is able to transfer the precision of the natural world into a poignant artistic expression.
Guelich's head study of an African lion, in Serengeti Portrait, won the 2000 gold medal from the National Sculpture Society and was exhibited in the Masterworks of American Sculpture at Fleischer Museum. Collected and appreciated internationally, Guelich is a member of the Society of Animal Artists, Allied Artists of America, and is a fellow of the National Sculpture Society.
Bob Guelich was featured in Southwest Art magazine's April 2010 issue, in an article titled Meditiation on Wildlife. To read this article, click here.