In Running Girl, I seek to gift you the feeling of wild abandon
meadow—not running for any purpose or health benefit—just for being alive on the earth and because you can. Running Girl is necessarily off-balance forward. That’s actually the only way you can run.
But how to convey the slow run of casual joy? I hit on the idea of the streamers, undulating slowly in the trailing wind. Also,
the leading leg prances high to show a frolicking gambol. The leaning shoulders complete the casual feel. She looks at the
streamer, not the trail.
To cap the experience, I adjusted the lines of the arms to flow smoothly with one another and mimic the undulating streamers. But she still conveyed too much purpose in her
joyful run. I puzzled over why and finally noticed her left hand was clenched in my early models. When that hand opened up, I felt the joy. I could then begin to open my
hands to make her physical creation.
2014-Broomfield, Colorado at the 1stBank Civic and Concert Center Broomfield, Colorado
2014-Castle Rock, CO at the Miller Activity Campus
2014- Aurora, Colorado, at the Wells Fargo Havana Towers Aurora, Colorado
2015-Center for the Arts Evergreen, Colorado, 2016-Longmont Colorado, Greeley Colorado, and Main Street in Alamosa Colorado
2017-Art Trails, Moab Utah
2017-Permanent Collection-Watermark Residential, Parker Colorado
2018-Permanent Collection-San Luis Valley Medical Center, Alamost, Colorado
2019-Permanent Collection-Private Collector, Golden Colorado
Medium: White Steel
Height: 144 inches
Base: 18 inch Circular Steel