My son’s 40th Birthday is today, October 29th. Geeze – can he be that old? CAN I be that old?
Yep and yep.
At 40 he’s a successful business man, husband and father of three. We’re very proud of the man Michael has become.
I made Michael this sculpture to celebrate his 40th year. The shape resembles the body; Mike is comfortable in who he is – yet is aware of the need to grow. He is an outdoors water and earth guy – so the sculpture was painted a mixture of blue and green. Hemp (earth) is intertwined with plumbing copper mesh wire (a working mans tool) to make a braid that sits in the groove around the top of the sculpture. The copper tags signify milestones in his life; Birth – Small Metal Shamrock, 1971 penny, and tag imprinted with his Name; Military – Tag imprinted with “Seal Team 4” and year he entered the Navy; Marriage and Children – Tag imprinted with the year of his marriage and the year each of his children were born; 40th birthday – 2011 penny.
Approximately 7″h x 7″l x 3.5″w – It’s amazing how much can be hidden in a small token of a Mother’s pride and joy.