ena Toritch is renowned for her custom bronze dog statues. She has created many different breeds and has a vast knowledge of animal anatomy. But Toritch sees beyond the obvious characteristics of certain type of dog. She is able to depict a dog’s individual personality. Her custom dog statues have been commissioned by government, hospitals, the military and families. Some of the dogs are famous, others family pets, but they are all immortalized in bronze by Lena Toritch. People who love their dogs often want a memorial to their special four legged family member. Some of the custom dogs statues Toritch is commissioned to create are famous but all are cherished. Her life size bronze portrait statue of a long serving therapy dog Monty graces the entrance of Cancer Treatment Center in New York. Other famous dogs include Lampo the Traveling dog about which a book is written, Bosco who was elected mayor of Sunol California,bronze Bull dog mascots for Universities, and Special Operations Forces dogs which are honored as heroes who save lives.
It takes a very special talent to be a dog sculptor. Lena Toritch loves dogs and considers her custom dog statues and dog portraits her greatest joy. Lena’s bronze sculptures of dogs look so life-like and full of energy, that the viewer is compelled to touch and pet them. Toritch says that she actually wants her bronze dog statues to be touched. Everyone knows about the loyalty and love of a dog. Lena hopes to encourage the same love and compassion towards dogs from people who sees her bronze dog statues and dog portraits.