On July 15th, Sean Cavalier fell off a ladder. It was a 25-foot drop and his injuries were extensive. At first doctors worried he wasn’t going to make it. Sean is one of the sweetest people and we were broken hearted that he has such a rough road ahead. He is a self-employed contractor and I felt a strong pull to try and help. Dana Collins and I came up with a way to raffle off a sculpture to help with the costly medical expenses. Since Sean is also a musician, I knew the piece would have to involve music. I started with the words “music heals” and this is the fire sculpture that evolved from those words.
A few years ago I went to the “Firebird Festival” where I stumbled upon several whimsical fire pits made out of acetylene tanks. These fire pits had wonderful expressive faces cut out of each tank that danced when they were lit. I loved the concept and immediately began thinking about how to make this idea my own.
I spent most of this very cold winter bundled up, working on a room divider for Sterling Pig Brewery, a new brewery opening in Media, PA. Although it is not yet finished, I thought I would put up some images of the piece in progress. The plan is to install March 14th and the Grand Opening of the Brewery will be the end of April. Check back after the 14th to see pictures of the piece installed…or better yet, stop in for a beer and enjoy it in person!
I know that everyone is as excited as I am anticipating some warmer air on the way. It has been a long hard winter and the grass, flowers and trees are just aching to pop through all the snow! I cannot wait to be able to open my shop doors and work with fresh air blowing through. I have so many new pieces just waiting to be formed.