"Intrepid Joy" is Installed and my studio is lighter!!!
The 10 Year Anniversary Ceremony was an incredible day for the Center and for me. My family came and we toured the facility. Then we had the "Intrepid Joy" dedication. This was truly a once in a lifetime experience. Now this piece will stand and represent the Intrepids for a lifetime. Please watch the video below to see the progress and the patients visiting my studio.
Here is my speech: Intrepid means fearless, brave. These are the prominent characteristics within each patient at The Center for the Intrepid. They have inspired me to create this piece and title it “Intrepid Joy”. It is monumental in size but appropriate to the cause as it represents the overpowering spirit of each patient. Every part of this piece was inspired in me by the patients and those that serve them. The massive, rugged frame represents the strength of the raw spirit of each Intrepid that binds and holds them together enabling them to fight through any obstacle. The blue linear glass held together by pounds of copper is the structure of the staff supporting, caring and healing each patient. The circular copper points represent the varied locations around the country of each Intrepid’s home from which they came and hope to soon return. The Cardinal symbolizes the hope, joy, health, rejuvenation and celebration the Intrepids experience in overcoming their trauma. Finally, the 3 prominent squares represent the Past, Present and Future Intrepids that have been and will be served by this magnificent facility. I am honored to have been chosen to create this work of art with such strong meaning as it represents the best of what the human spirit has to offer.
Its Valentines and I have something for You to Give
Hearts, hearts, hearts. Pick your favorite and buy for your honey instead of flowers. This will last longer. Use that 10% coupon you received last month. I really appreciate you and look forward to hearing from you again.
Thank you, thank you. Until the next scoop.......