Gratitude

Bronze, Maple Burl, and Wenge

$4,800 Edition of 50

Gratitude was conceived in preparation for a Thanksgiving show. Gratitude is the central meaning of Thanksgiving. I wanted to embody the meaning of the word, from a Native American perspective, in the simplest way possible. Though this sculpture is beautiful to me; the meaning and history behind it is beyond my own imagination. To have a living creature provide nearly all of ones commodities is hard to fathom, and the respect it likely created within the Native American culture is equally difficult to truly grasp. It is my hope that this sculpture brings gratitude to the forefront of its viewers mind, and enriches the environments in which it is placed.