X 11" X 12" Colorado Alabaster
base: translucent Italian Alabaster
This began as
a sculpture for an auction but had to be put aside for a while.
I always liked looking at it, even though incomplete. The energy
it holds urged me on in my other work.
This was inspired
by my daughter who has embarked on that adventure we've all experienced
- adulthood. She recently began university and I keep seeing in
this piece the many paths we take on the journey toward making
our own lives. Some are steeper than others, some smooth, some
rough, some appear to lead to places that turn out to be dead
ends, but may provide a comfortable place to stop and rest for
a while until we are ready to continue on our trek.
If we take the
time to look back we can see that, though it may have been difficult
at times, those difficulties have provided a texture and beauty
all their own, and our lives have truly become a work of art as
a result of them. All our experiences should be built on a base
of progression, as the base of this piece is the shadow at two
different times of the day. Shadows don't have to be negative
- if we understand and use them, they can provide us with a strong