I listen, and I forget
I see, and I remember
I do, and I understand

- Chinese Proverb

Sculpture: Everyone

Everyone, Blue stone and mirrors, 84" x 84" x 2.5", 2023
installed in Fort Tryon Park, New York City, 2023-4

We all have the same feelings and desires. We may take different paths to achieve our goals, but we want to be fed, clothed, and cared for. We want to feel safe and warm. We should celebrate our differences and learn from each other. Our differences unite us and make us stronger. We should stand straight and tall no matter our stature. We see ourselves in everyone else. The mirrors reflect ourselves in each other.

The stone represents our connection to the earth, our history, and our longevity. We can learn from the patina of age and purpose to reflect on our own patina of age and perspective. Even though blue stone is the material the colors vary depending on geographical location, just as people vary depending on where they are from. Everyone represents all of our hopes and wishes.