|In the sculptor's words...
I remember the day when I started to sculpt this sculpture as well
as its other two companions Laughing Together and Playing
Together. The simple forms were actually dictated by the
As many of my collectors know, I work
directly in wax before a sculpture winds up in bronze. On
this particular day, I was exhibiting at an outdoor festival in Boulder Creek, Colorado. And as usual, I was sculpting. The only
problem was that it was about 110 degrees around noon and it was next to impossible to
keep the wax from sagging into shapelessness. Complex forms were
impossible in these conditions so I opted for extreme simplicity.
Being surrounded by families in
the festive park atmosphere brought back memories of playing with my own son, David. I remember bouncing him on my feet, tipping him on my shoulders as he
held on and covered my eyes in the process, and the affectionate hug that I would get as
he wrapped himself around my knees. I Love You,
Daddy is like a snapshot in my mind of a wonderful moment in my life.