A couple of years ago on a mountain retreat, I set out to sculpt a “portrait” of my son, except I didn’t have any photos with me. I carved from memory and ended up with this lovely piece, which wasn’t my son, but so what. This January, a friend visited me, trying to raise money for a young boy who was born without any arms or legs. My friend was searching about, trying to find creative ideas for a sculpture or artwork that could be auctioned off to raise money for this boy in hopes of getting him a specialty wheelchair, or something, anything to help out this rural family. I asked to see a picture of the boy and he pulled out his phone to show me a few snapshots. I handed him back the phone and told him I may already have the sculpture on display at OA Gallery. This Sunday we are going to auction it off at the benefit party for McKoy and his family. The party will feature live music by SuperJam, food and drinks, raffle prizes, auction items including Cardinals tickets and of course, this sculpture. It is being held at the Mile277 Club in Kirkwood this Sunday afternoon from 2-6 PM. The address is 10701 Watson Rd, St. Louis, MO 63127. The title of this piece is, “What did you say?!” Take another look!