One of the funniest entertainers in the world today, John Pizzi is known for his rapid fire wit and blistering barbs. His desire to acquire a wife for his old man figure resulted in the incredible sculpture named "Gerty".

My task was to create the kind of character that would cause such a miserable expression on the face of her husband...

the word "battle-axe" immediately came to mind.


"Gerty" is the type to get herself all made up to go somewhere, yet never manages to change out of her pajamas.

A special feature of this sculpture is the unique configuration of the controls, which allows "Gerty" to be operated with either the right, or the left hand. She is somewhat heavier than most of my mechanical sculptures, but is just as lovable.