Three more bronze basset hounds are now gracing Woodinville’s sidewalks after the installation of a new sculpture last Friday, Nov. 6 at the corner of NE 175th Street and Garden Way.

New basset hound sculpture installed downtown

Shelley Curtiss stands next to the basset sculpture she created with the help of T.W. Bronze. (Photo by Briana Gerdeman)

The sculpture, called “Looking for the Parade” in honor of the annual Basset Bash, was hand-delivered by artists Shelley Curtiss and Tim Parks, owner of T.W. Bronze, the foundry that did the bronzing. It features three larger-than-life bassets, each with its own personality.

Curtiss explained that the bassets in the statue are based on real dogs, one of which was a rescue dog missing an eye.

The largest basset in the sculpture weighs about 250 pounds, Curtiss said — but she cautioned that they’re permanently attached to the base.

Laurie Sharp, property manager for the TRF Pacific shopping center, said design of the sculpture started in 2012, after the totem pole that used to be there rotted and had to be removed.

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