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Sorrow

I believe there is no healing from grief without acknowledging the pain. This sculpture is about the sharp pain, the heaviness: the feeling that time has stopped and life cannot go on as it did before. We must take time to grieve our losses and feel the pain, allowing tears to flow. This was my very first sculpture, and it reflects the modernist education I received in the 1970s. In 1996, I showed the clay sculpture to my teacher, Siman Kogan, during my second lesson. He exclaimed that I was a born sculptor. He told me what it means to be an artist–the sacrifice required–and about what it was like to be an art student in Moscow. From that point on, his guidance intensified: all the focus and force of his personality went into my education. I cannot thank him enough for his impact on my art.

bronze | 5.5 x 3.75 x 3.75 in
$750