AMERICA'S HAPPIEST DIONKEY
created by LOUIS RICHARD VELASQUEZ
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The name "BUDDY BURRO" is a REGISTERED TRADEMARK with the US Government
|BUDDY BURRO, America's Happiest Donkey,
is a cartoon character designed for improving relations
between the diverse ethnic groups of society
in the United States of America.
We all come from different countries that have different cultures.
We speak different languages and we ALL have different colors of skin.
We dress, and we believe differently,yet we are all Americans,
and we are friends.
|THE BLUE COYOTE
paper mache sculpture.
My plans are to make a Buddy Burro
book one day.
If so, this sculpture will play a part.
Made in 2000, its about 3 feet tall.
I've worked in a variety of media, wish I
had another lifetime to devote to each.
|TALL TALES FROM A SHORT FRIEND
about 12"X16", just a simple BUDDY
BURRO painting...notice how Buddy's
wooden legs bend
About 10" wide.
Another of BUDDY'S FRIENDS.
|I WISH I HAD another lifetime. I would spend
it as a Metalsmith. I made this 3-D sculpture
of pure silver.
It is a tea strainer, and the bottom of the
hemisphere is drilled with small holes to allow
the tea to steep, but by lifting the stainer,
one removes the tea leaves. The holes are
drilled to make a portrait of Buddy's face as
he looks in the water pool.
All the pieces move. The head is constructed
to lift up and down, as do the ears, tail and
the rocking legs.
My metalsmithing teacher was the fabulous
Helen Shirk, professor at San Diego State