Donated to the City of Boerne by the Majestic Ranch Arts Foundation.
Nestled near the Main Plaza fountain in historic downtown Boerne, Lucky Ducks is one of the most recent additions to the City’s permanent art collection and was generously donated by the Majestic Ranch Arts Foundation. Artist Marianne Caroselli, who has been sculpting and painting for more than 30 years, created the original sculpture in clay, then had it cast in bronze so it can be enjoyed by all for decades to come. Caroselli was inspired to create the sculpture in 2010 after seeing children feeding ducks at the river in Boerne. She says her main objective is "to bring smiles to people’s faces and make them feel good inside, and children will do that." Caroselli's work ranges from table size to life size with subjects from children, wildlife, horses, westerns and native Americans. All executed with feeling and warmth, Caroselli believes her art work should be peaceful, loving and relaxing, so that it can be enjoyed for a lifetime. A Texas resident since 1972, Caroselli established herself as a professional career artist in small Texas Hill Country town of San Marcos. Her sculptures can be found in the home of many notables, including Burt Reynolds, Byron Nelson, Red McCombs and Wayne Newton.