Paisley Bear - CODAworx

Paisley Bear

Submitted by Kris Connors

Client: Private

Location: Miami, FL, United States

Completion date: 2021

Artwork budget: $40,000

Project Team

Lead artist/ Production Manager

Kris Connors

Custom Sculpture and Sign Co.


Miciah Connors

Spicewood Hollow


An 8 ft. elaborately carved bear welcomes patrons into a new restaurant near Miami, FL. This group commissioned this sculpture to be a replica to their bronze sculpture that greets customers at their restaurant in London, England. It is created from weatherproof materials – carved in 3 lb. density EPS foam and then sealed with a thick coat of epoxy. The entire surface of epoxy was then relief carved into a symmetrical scrollwork design.


The goal was to enhance the branding of the business while giving an interactive photo op for patrons and tourists.


The client and I went back and forth discussing the concept and then finalizing the drawings that the sculpture was based on. During the sculpting process, pictures were shared and feedback given to make sure we were all on the same page, all the way to completion. The clients were thrilled with the end result.