Harmony of Hearts - preliminary model for 6' commission
Here is a quick video from my studio. This is my maquette which is a small preliminary model of my eventual 6' hospice commission. The large figure represents the team of people working together as one to provide care, comfort and compassion. The smaller figure represents the client or patient and their supporting network of family and friends being impacted. The space between the caregiver and the patient is the sacred space where the hard and the beautiful happens. I wanted to capture that space as a heart seen either by looking through the piece or in a shadow projected by the sun or outdoor lighting. The patina on the piece starts darker brown at the bottom and becomes lighter towards the top of the piece. From my family's experiece with hospice, I wanted that feathering of color to represent how the hospice staff is able to lighten the load at a difficult time. I also will be rubbing back the patina to the bronze on the leading edge of the piece to emphasize the actual 2D hospice logo that I have interpreted into a 3D abstract, contemporary bronze sculpture.