"The Ties That Bind" reflects how a person maturation within a family or society. The spirally pebble and stone cord symbolizes expanding growth and development. At the same time, the cord serves as a boundary, something that ties one to accepted beliefs, values, customs, and behaviors of the group. As the individual matures and becomes more personally authentic, they will want to live according to their own ideas and norms. The slightly bulging areas between the cords up and down the sculpture represent the pressure and stresses that builds until these can be accommodated, resolved or accepted.
Materials: marble, pebbles
This work borrowed from a private collection is currently being exhibited at the Museum of Biblical Art in Dallas, Texas as part of the "Remember 9-11" mosaic sculpture exhibition through January 2020.