This photo shows the 4 sides of the sculpture named ‘Joy 11’. San has dedicated this sculpture to all the children who were lost in 9/11 and the children left behind after their loved ones perished in the tragedy. San realized one day as she was trying to decide on design for this sculpture, that she and her sculpture
project associate Kay Krapf, had grandchildren ranging in ages of 1 to 17 years old. San asked for drawings from all 7 children so they could contribute their ideas to the sculpture. She then engraved many of their images into this sculpture, embellishing them with her own touches of depth and color by painting them with oils to be able to stand the test of time. Even though the children
had drawn these images with pencil and black ink, San decided to use the paint to make them look like crayon drawings. On the first side there are scribblings from Drew, Sans one year old grandson, to his brother Luke making his mark with Darth Vader and Yoda Star Wars characters, along with her granddaughter Emmies self-portrait and a large purple caterpillar. The next side shows Emmies
sister, Ellie, with African animals drawn in circles, squares and rectangles. The next side is Kays grandson, Daniels spiraling teenage effect and then his cousin Kaileys wonderful little girl showing a peace sign with pink hair. Finally the fourth side is Kays oldest granddaughter Elizabeths artwork, showing a high school graduating cap and diploma where she chose to use the year 2001
as her own special tribute.
Being quite striking and emotional, this sculpture is available for you to choose as one of the already completed pieces available for placement. You can inquire about this directly to San at 239-269-5733.