The Cycle of Renewal

scale model
, bronze

ht: 21 in. /54 cm


There is a singular glue that unites every person, beyond historical or cultural place, into one greater human family. Suffering is our common song as well as our path to transformation, the strange fruit of crisis, without which true joy is beyond reach.

So we each wrestle the dark angel who leaves us with both a wound and a blessing. As with the strings of a violin, it’s tension between opposite poles - body and spirit, Eros and Thanatos, feminine and masculine, Yin and Yang - that makes possible life's beautiful music.

Let us play.




A life-size version of this piece can be viewed on the grounds of the First Presbyterian Church of Pompano Beach, Florida.

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