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                                Kiln                                    Bronze castings being welded together

         The shells are kiln-fired to harden them              What we see in our immediate

         and burn away the waxes inside prior to               environment can refresh, encourage, or
         being filled with molten bronze (see above            inspire, and can move our perception to
         left). The cast sections are then welded              another place, even if it is only felt at a
         together and finished to their original form          subconscious level. In the case of “The
         and texture.                                          Pursuit of a Distant Dream”, perhaps it will
                                                               provide substantiation that we must sight
         When the clay forms are made permanent                our goal and stay the course, no matter the

         in bronze and accentuated with a shaded               challenges.
         tan patina, the Sloughi bronzes will be
         ready to embark on journeys all over the
         world. It is gratifying to hear from many
         collectors of my works that the sculptures
         contribute positively to everyday life in the

         homes, gardens, and offices where they are

                      “The Pursuit of a Distant Dream” ©, alternate view.
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