Years spent in the grain business in Missouri left time to raise, train, and show their horses under the name Foss Farm Arabians. Wanting different stall decorations as they took their horses to the shows, Connie started carving wooden horse busts. Soon they began to be in demand, and Sculpture by Foss was born. Connie carved many nationally known horses, some as 36 inch Walnut busts, others full body. Now most of her sculpting is focused on bronze sculptures, currently just having completed a commissioned bronze of a jumping champion.
Connie loves her subjects and it shows!
1. I have always felt strongly, possibly because I was an only girl with three brothers, that a person’s gender should not determine the perimeters of one’s life. So if I wished to weld, that was okay.
2. I have a sense of oneness with animals, as they broaden and enrich my life immeasurably. Therefore, animals are a natural subject.
3. I get great satisfaction from doing things that require physical involvement. This may help explain why I am happier as a sculptor than I would be as a painter. Sculpture is hard work but it provides the pleasure of mastering something, of gentling a work of art into being. It takes accuracy of judgment and vision to see what the wood or stone holds.”