I learned the importance of past, present and future from Rodin. Never mind he took many of his secrets from Michelangelo, Rodin pioneered creating modern sculptures with the past, present and future all combined in one gesture. That concept became my lodestar . If my sculpted gesture missed a tense, I had chosen the wrong still
point. Try again.
The fifth attempt at my autobiography-of-the-mind became First Step. I worked hard to move from traditional sculpture to the sweeping white forms I pioneered. I felt lonely with a far-from-certain future. I wanted a gesture to depict this feeling.
Finally, I landed on toe-in-the-water and
First Step was born. The delicate hands
and tentative balance resonated with me,
but more with others.
“I felt that way about my new (now ex-)
boyfriend.” “My move to Chicago.” “Getting
my new puppy.”
2016-Permanent collection Vogel Schwartz Sculpture Garden, Little Rock, Arkansas
On Loan-Art on the Commons, Lakewood, Colorado
On Loan-University of South Dakota
Private collections Loveland Colorado and
Las Cruces New Mexico
2023 Permanent Collection Seven Stones Memorial Garden
Medium: White Bronze or Advanced composite
Height: 96 inches
Base: Steel mounting plate
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Price: $39,945 Bronze
$29,945 Carbon fiber