Bronze, separate granite base
13 X 12 X 23 1/2 inch
"When I sculpt the human face or form, I am changed unselfconsciously by the mystery and mastery of creation itself. I wish to honor the human face and form, not idealize it; for each face and body is unique, and the perfect object does not exist … for the creator or the viewer. This is why I particularly enjoy the challenge of sculpting portrait busts to capture a likeness of a person, as well as to chase the elusive goal of conveying “lifelike-ness” that expresses the essence of the individual," Paula Stern, the sculptor.