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Gloria Whitton Heath Award

COMMISSION: Gloria Whitton Heath Award

COMMISSION: Gloria Whitton Heath Award In 2021, I received a lovely email from Deborah Kirkman, the Director of Advanced Aviation for the Flight Safety Foundation. Debbie had seen my work and wondered if I might be interested in creating a sculpture for the Foundation. She then proceeded to share Gloria

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current work Fly Girl Sculpture

FLY GIRL: the Divine Feminine Takes to the Air

FLY GIRL: the Divine Feminine Takes to the Air I realized early on in my sculpting practice that I am happiest creating pieces that speak to the Divine Feminine. Among the powerful women figures who have inspired me are the gutsy Fly Girls of the early 20th century. Air Racing,

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Silver Wings

What drives someone to climb into the cockpit of a flying death trap to test dangerous aircraft that most men were afraid to fly?

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Virginia Hall

Known by the Gestapo as “the most dangerous of Allied spies”, this formidable “limping lady” and “woman of no importance” was unknown by her real name: Virginia Hall.

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Clara

Who doesn’t love the story of The Nutcracker ballet? The inspiration for Clara comes from one of my earliest and fondest childhood memories.

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Henry

The inspiration for Henry is the result of hours spent researching 1950’s fashion.

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Divine Whisper

For a few weeks, I had wracked my brain trying to decide what my next sculpture should be. This part of the creative process is more difficult than one would imagine. For a sculpture to be successful it must have both motion and emotion. This is vital because sculpture, unlike

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Iron Backbone

Iron Backbone was finished and the photoshoot was in the can. Just when I thought “everything is just as it should be,” I walked into the studio, and lo and behold Raleigh Joe Hamilton, the third rail worker was collapsing! He literally was in the process of breaking in half

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Bayanihan Spirit

Bayanihan Spirit

It all started on a Friday evening about two years ago. My dear sister-in-law Marla and I were sitting at the island in my kitchen having a glass of wine discussing the goings-on of the week. I noticed that she was more animated than usual and wondered what was going

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