Rachel Weeping was commissioned by the Knights of Columbus of St. Richard Catholic Church in Jackson, MS. They wanted to emphasize "Respect for all Human Life" with a monument that was also a memorial to the loss of innocent life. The concept of the sculpture is based on the scripture in Jeremiah 31:15 "Behold, Rachel weeping for her children, and she would not be comforted because they were no more."
It is my Desire that my sculpture reflects a Touch of the Infinite,
By continually seeking to learn:
the inherent beauty of Creation
the value and mystery of Life
the noble epiphany of Truth
I strive to create an enduring tribute to humanity's highest ideals and aspirations
Thus conveying the eternal message of Hope, Truth and Beauty through the ever-expressive language of Sculpture.
- Tracy H. Sugg