dance of survival portrayed in this sculpture is an allegory for
the struggles we all face in life and how we deal with them. The
creatures involved (cougar and hawk) are each pushing the limits
of their strength, their skills and their spirit, to achieve a life-sustaining
goal, doing so with a grace and elegance only observed in the purist
moments of nature. This is a decisive moment for both of them and
they are holding back nothing in their striving. Each has faith
that he will be the victor, relying on the unique qualities nature
has given him, which are all that he should require for success.
Acting on a wing and a prayer, they both reach for the sky."
The enlargement of the cougar and hawk portion (minus the rocks)
of the original "Reach for the
Sky" Maquette sculpture was commissioned by the Meridian
Metropolitan District at Meridian Commons Retail and is situated
on rocks on a mound in the roundabout in Lioness Way in their new
development south of Denver, CO.
inspirational sculpture is also located in Tacoma, WA, at Curtis
Junior High School’s beautiful, state-of-the-art new building.