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"Old Man Losing His Heron"
56"H x 19 "W x 17 " D
ED-4  2017   Bronze

This comically titled piece has a serious side that influenced its creation. My father has been battling Parkinsons for many years. He has handled this horrible disease with dignity and his amazingly well known humor.
Many Native Americans relate the heron to longevity, so I sculpted an old man trying to hold on to the longevity of life while it's pulling away from his desperate grasp. On the ground at his feet is a beaded animal fetish that holds his umbilical card which is made and given to him at birth. It has been torn from his neck during the struggle to signify the end of his life. The humorous title is in honor of the way my father handles all tough situations in his life, with levity.