The moment you can let go of your ego …

The moment you can let go of your ego …
The moment you can let go of your ego …

then you can create, then you are flowing …

In creating these works I am infused with the celebration of new life.
Inspiration for my Olympic Piece
Inspiration for my Olympic Piece

While I was creating my new “Artist Nostalgia” series, I was invited by the Olympic Committee in Beijing, China to participate in the 2008 Olympics Sculpture Competition.

I was inspired by “As One” to create “Raising Tomorrow’s Olympic Champions,” wherein younger parents are holding a 4-year-old. I envisioned this monumental piece becoming an interactive sculpture, surrounded by Olympic rings that children would play on. My hope in this vision is that it encourages children to honor their parents, reminds parents to uplift their children and reinforces the power of Olympic dreams. Those dreams can be about achieving excellence in sports, or becoming a great teacher, writer, poet, artist or parent. The dream is as individual as is the dreamer.

This piece was selected by the jurors as a finalist in the 2008 Olympics Sculpture Competition.