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  • Copper, sterling silver, silicone, pearls, feather butterflies, wood, acrylic
  • 28” x 5” x 3”

Liberator is a representation of love pouring forth from the heart center – love that cuts through pain. The freedom to feel, the bravery to express, and the generosity to share and help others do the same are key to authentic connection. The model for this piece is a seasoned therapist who lives this reality and helps her clients do the same.


From the Lick series, portraying human as sculpture – a multi media project documenting wounds and the potential beauty behind the healing process.  

The portrait shows the wound in context, universal life experiences spilling from the body. The sculpture, a reliquary of the wound, focuses on good that results from purged suffering by highlighting those experiences as precious objects encased in vitrines.


Picture of Liberator Portrait for reference


Model: Victoria Heemstra

Photo credit: Lucien Knuteson

Lick is also a book, a catalog of the portraits paired with stories and poems written by a variety of authors to reflect the sentiment of each sculpture.

More info on the project and contributors.