The Passage (Birth Series)

Bronze on bronze base, height: 62″,1986 (original maquette, 1984) with Howard Newman

The works in the Birth Series are like late summer cicadas in the willows of my childhood. I could hear them from the ground but I had to grow up enough to climb the tree, finding what I had seen as alive to be only the carapace—evidence that they had once been there and escaped.