Bronze sculpture of boy holding girl releasing butterflies
My sculpture, ‘New Season’, is about renewal and rebirth; the metamorphosis that promotes change. It suggests the tender care and concern that move us to help others. And finally, it recalls the inquisitiveness and exploration of youth that motivate and inspire us all.
I always sculpt from live models in order to get all that essence of life in my work. I had my oldest son Zac model for the standing figure and ‘borrowed’ my business manager’s daughter for the little girl releasing the butterflies. It was a really fun piece to sculpt as both are very fun-loving and natural models. Our kids never had sisters and it was fun watching how tender Zac interacted with Katy. It has been rewarding to see the life-size version acquired by several botanical gardens, some with specialized butterfly grounds. I enjoy watching my work find its proper home.