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You have a radiant inner lightShine$28.00Description
"I was sculpting this piece at the time of the Winter Olympics. I was inspired by the strength and perseverance of young female competitors in figure skating, snowboarding, skiing... their confidence exudes with every gesture and movement, literally shining with happiness and pride. We all have the capacity to shine from within, so I wanted this figure to be a reminder of our own inner strength.
"Shine could be a congratulatory piece for a milestone reached, or a healing piece to show support and belief in someone. I wanted the form to be visually uplifting... a little reminder of personal goals, met. I embellished the surface with gold to suggest inner light and energy."
Allowing dreams to soarAngel of Freedom$20.00Description
“Angel of Freedom holds a wire butterfly in her outstretched hands as a metaphor of freedom and independence, courage and confidence. This piece has a very open interpretation, and can fit a lot of different occasions. For graduates, for new careers, for a personality with a free spirit, for someone who loves nature and butterflies, in recognition of service to our country… in memory of a loved one.”
FREE to sing, laugh, dance... create!Happiness$22.00Description
“I hope this piece is very open to viewer interpretation. For me, it is the pure joy that comes from creating — in all of its forms. A side note … I love bluebirds.”
Reflecting a light from withinBright Star$20.00Description
“Bright Star can be for a new graduate or teacher, or a congratulatory gift to a friend or child; she can be a sparkly angel for the Nativity at Christmas time. Her star can reflect the shining personality or inner beauty of the receiver."
Appreciating where you are… each step along the wayJourney$20.00Description
This figure could be an encouraging and supportive reminder to someone beginning a process, a 'journey'... perhaps moving toward greater well-being and independence; a new career or location; overcoming illness or personal loss... it's a reminder to pause and reflect on the moments—both difficult and joyful—along the path toward achieving goals.
Bringing a triumphant spirit, inspiration and courageCourage$20.00Description
“I sculpted the first Angel of Courage in 2001 to celebrate the triumphant spirit, inspiration and courage we call upon to face challenges in our lives — whether they be our health or the well-being of our loved ones. In response to an overwhelming request for this sentiment, I re-sculpted Courage in 2006. I hope this figure can be a reminder of people in our lives who inspire us with their strength and courage every day.”
a time to reflect, a time to soarSoar$21.00Description
“The gesture of the figure and the bird communicates forward movement... being uplifted, moving onward; a release of hopes, dreams and spirit; of new beginnings and of endings; in celebration of a life... or in anticipation of a life together.
“This piece could be a way to express best wishes to someone who is taking a new path in life; on a road to recovery from illness or toward self-improvement... A hopeful symbol of peace for military families awaiting the return of their solders... An expression of sympathy to someone who has lost a loved one.”
“The sentiment refers to the song Turn, Turn, Turn, written by Pete Seeger in 1959, adapted from the Book of Ecclesiastes. In the song, there’s a contrast in each example...‘A time to be born/die, plant/reap, laugh/weep’ and so on. I like the lyrical, repetitive nature of the phrasing.
“At significant milestones, we often pause and reflect before moving forward, so ‘a time to reflect, a time to soar’ seemed like a nice expression for this piece.”
Resilient, determined, courageous and beautiful... You have the qualities to transform your world
"When I think of the monarch butterfly, I am reminded of courage and strength in the face of adversity.
"A magical metamorphosis...from tiny egg to hungry caterpillar to brilliant chrysalis spotted with gold, the butterfly finally emerges a dazzling beauty. Delicate and fragile, yet determined and resilient, it forges its way for hundreds of miles along a migration route of obstacles and erratic weather patterns, compelled to complete its miraculous journey.
"I see the monarch butterfly as a true metaphor — for the desire in each of us to be our best, to live resiliently, to thrive, to make a positive difference in the world."
- Applied gold leaf. Interior packaging: recyclable paper pulp.
- Resilient, determined, courageous and beautiful... You have the qualities to transform your world