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When I go backpacking and hike up mountains, I’m reminded I’m capable of more than I think and know I can push myself through hard times when I’m back home.
When I exercise at the gym, it’s easy to not do things I don’t feel like doing.
But when backpacking in the wild and life depends on covering a certain distance with the food you have allotted or getting back to the trailhead by nightfall, you tap into a surprising sense of resilience and perseverance.
This easily translates to other areas of life as well. For me, it shows up as pushing limits within my career and art practice.
The pieces above are a perfect testament to that inner power and balance of grit and fortitude.
When I’m home I like to have visual reminders of that inner strength I have in the wilderness. Seeing this music box on my shelf or ring on my finger reminds me to tap into that power on days when it feels hard.
The bronze bird with a broken wing represents the challenges we face while the large silver sea flower power ring shows our beauty and strength. The bird music box sculpture comes in two versions, Witness, which plays the song What A Wonderful World, and Broken, which plays the song After the Lovin’ .
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