à Perte de Vue
'till beyond one's view
19" by 11"
Stoneware Clay with bronze patina
Inspired by those familiar with 'wanderlust' - there are always the 'farewells' involved. Whether from those at home or from those leaving - this figure represents them both. Leaning forward on a mossy stone pillar engraved with the Latin phrase "Caelum non Animum mutant qui trans Mare Current" They change their sky but not their hearts who cross the sea a lady in late-Victorian attire, balances on her arm, straining forward to keep those in sight as long as she can; symbolizing the sure knowledge that though they will view distant and exotic lands, yet their hearts will be with friends and family at home.