I met a woman who told me she'd bought a casting of that same sculpture, which she dearly loved. Some years later a friend was helping her move to a new house. Well at one point she directed the friend to a pile of stuff to haul out to the truck and next to it a pile to go to the dump. It wasn't til in her new house she eagerly unpacked what turned out to be a box of trash that she realized that the sculpture had mistakenly gone to the dump! She was crestfallen but there was no way to recover the art! For years after I had visions of some archeologist thousands of years in the future picking through a pile of 20th century trash in a nation once called America and discovering– still in pretty good shape– my bronze!
|Elias Rodriguez with "Awakening"|