Chips’s large black eyes dart around the area where he is perched. In search of companionship, he shifts his weight to the front of his legs sensing his surroundings. His gold tipped toes delicately dangle over the murky water. His small freckles draped across his nose become more apparent in the summer light. He locks eyes with his froggy friend Salsa. Chips gently glides into the classic Cotterill pond and in an instant, he is across the way. Chips’s vivid yellow hue and sporadic black spots glimmer under the water in the warm sun. He darts over to Salsa, a frog identical in species, but who adorns a multi-color patina. The two reside comfortably together on the side of the pond; Snacking on singing crickets and passing flies. An eye-catching pair, neither feel the need to hide when in the safety of the pond’s edge. These little frogs are as perfect a pair as well…chips and salsa.
Few frogs have ever been created in this stunning sunshine yellow variation. Not only is this sweet little frog a great addition to your collection for its gentle demeanor and moderate size, but the patina will surely brighten up your space! Frogs in many cultures are said to bring good luck. This handcrafted sculpture brings positive energy and a delicate touch to any environment. These small works of art are a great finishing touch to any space, and a small detail that will make a big impression. Tim Cotterill once said: “I used to watch frogs at my pond in England, noting how each one had its own color markings, character and even personality.” Each of his frogs do indeed have their own personalities; Color theory suggests their patinas will each bring something fresh into your home. Can’t decide where Chips should go? Our Art Consultants can help you imagine all of the possibilities! We can digitally move Chips into different places around your home to ensure a good fit, or you can describe your options to us, and we can aid your decision via text, email or over the phone.
Chips is a bronze sculpture that consumes two inches of space wherever you choose to place it. Whether you’re thinking of nestling him in a flowerpot or seated gently on your windowsill to look over your garden, it’s easy to find a space for this lovely little sculpture. It is primarily a vivid color of yellow beneath asymmetrical dark black spots. This aesthetically pleasing color contrast is a signature for Tim Coterill. The patina is expertly executed for maximum shine, color and wearability.
Chips is one of Marcus Ashley Gallery’s limited edition show frogs! This particular sculpture celebrates the long-standing relationship between Frogman and Marcus Ashley Gallery. Our many art shows featuring Frogman have been such magical events. To commemorate these shows and to honor our incredible clients, we collaborate with Frogman to create one-of-a-kind patinas just for you! Chips is our 2021 show frog and will be sold in a small, limited edition of 100! Edition sizes typically range from 500 to 5,000.