Alice's Journey to Mr. Kerrick

With spam and scam a constant threat, it is refreshing to receive a true inquiry about one of my sculptures, “Alice,“ purchased by Mr. Roger Kerrick, a true lover of art. He sent me these photos of the artwork on his property, and I am sending him a certificate of authenticity. Our email correspondence appears below, with permission, plus a poem it inspired me to write. — Evelyn Floret

Alice, sculpture by Evelyn Floret
Mr Kerrick enjoying Alice on a snowy day

From: Mr. Kerrick
Date: January 6, 2020 at 7:57:04 PM EST
To: evelynfloret
Subject: New submission from

Hi, I recently purchased your bronze “ALICE” dated 1995. Was wondering if you still had any for sale and how much? I really love the bronze and plan on having it displayed prominently in my house. Would like to know replacement cost for insurance purposes. thank you, Mr. Kerrick

On January 8, 2020, Evelyn Floret wrote:

Hello Mr. Kerrick,

So glad to know you are enjoying “Alice.” Her replacement value is $17,000.

I am interested to know where you purchased your bronze and the number of the cast of the edition on the bronze.

Much of my work is displayed on my website. If you wish to purchase another sculpture, please let me know which piece and I will give you the price.

Thank you for your interest in my work.

Evelyn Floret

On Jan 9, 2020, at 12:28 AM, Mr. Kerrick wrote:

Hello Evelyn Floret,

Thank you for the info.  I purchased #3/9 from an antique seller in Mesa, Arizona. I know I probably can’t afford it, but I like “TAYLOR” and would be interested to know if it’s available and at what price?

thank you,  Mr. Kerrick

On January 9, 2020, Evelyn Floret wrote:

Hello Mr. Kerrick,

The price of Taylor is $17,000. I’m glad you chose her and hope you will be able to make the purchase.

I forgot to ask you what you paid for “Alice” and I’m curious to know.

Again, I’m so glad your enjoying having “Alice” in your home.

Thank you,


On Jan 9, 2020, at 2:36 PM, Mr. Kerrick wrote:

Hi Evelyn,

An antique dealer is not an art dealer.  The dealer thought the “t” in Floret was an “r” and was unable to identify you as the artist. I know quality art when I see it and thought it might be yours. I do not think you want to know what I paid for it! (if you ask a second time, I will tell you). I have noticed the foundry mark on the piece and would like to know what foundry cast the bronze??

best regards


On January 9, 2020, Evelyn Floret wrote:

Hi Mr. Kerrick,

The foundry was Ranieri Sculpture Casting. They are the best.

I’m glad you got a bargain. You can tell me what you paid. It’s always a coup to find a prize.



On January 9, 2020, at 3:41 PM, Mr. Kerrick wrote:


Inspired by our exchange

Alice’s Journey

One never knows
Where our art
From here to there
To find a home
Our love to share.
I’m happy now
I know
Where Alice goes
With one who knows
With those who care.
Her price may fall
Her price may rise
Her value lies
In the beholder’s eyes.

— Evelyn Floret

Certificate of Authenticity

Certificate of Authenticity - Alice, bronze sculpture by Evelyn Floret