Artwork as recognition in Search and Rescue

By: Daryl Beck, Campbell River Search and Rescue

I was extremely pleased and surprised to receive two commissioned portrayals by the artist Alex Whitcomb of my search dog Keeva after she passed away.

One hangs in the Search and Rescue hall, on our History of Campbell River Search and Rescue Wall, and the second hangs at the entrance to our home to greet visitors. In the driftwood sculpture, her eyes seem to reflect the gentle and warm spirit she had.

I still find it emotional to see the art pieces that duplicate such a close resemblance to Keeva. This is such a unique way to recognize special volunteers. I think artwork such as this in the future will prompt the questions “who is this and what is the story”?

Daryl Beck