One evening I was sitting on my couch in my studio when the vision for the piece popped into my minds eye. I immediately grabbed some clay and my tools, and literally started to sculpt the piece directly on my bookcase, ultimately damaging the furniture! The sculpture pushed some personal boundaries for me psychologically in what it represented and showed. There is a peaceful serenity to the work in combination with a vulnerability that was important to capture for the piece to be successful. The piece was well received. It won a “special achievement in clay” award at the 2015 Marin Country Fair, where the piece was sold.