especially large sculpture, demands finesse. To succeed, its creator must posses an impeccable sense of space versus mass, a capacity to imbue the monumental with nuance, to give that which is giant in scope, pervasive lightness, grace, delicacy in execution. Few working sculptors posses this capability and even fewer achieved it through formal study. lt is the gift of internal vision illuminated by intuitive skill. Such a sculptor must reach beyond the power of an idea and mold its essence into material form. Such a sculptor must forge from fear, passion, laughter, love, anguish, triumph, a work that captures idea in tangible form. Such a sculptor must transform the imaginary into the substantial, the fleeting into the permanent, the ephemeral into iron.