Thursday, April 8, 2010

"Madonna's Tears" Clay and Raku Fired

Madonna's Tears was a piece I sculpted from clay. It was right after the last Iraqi war started and my only son joined the Marines and was heading to Iraq. When I pulled the piece from the raku fire, I was happy it survived. I started to clean the face and saw where the glaze had created drips down her face. There were tears coming from her eyes and rolling down her cheeks. I thought of all the mothers' who children have gone to war. I called it Madonna's Tears.
Great piece.
By the way, my son received his honorable discharge from the USMC two weeks ago. I could not be more prouder. We love our vets and their families.

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