Caryn's sculptural bookends
A beloved caretaker of kitties was retiring from a veterinary clinic after more than two decades of working there. I was always confident that, when under Caryn's watch, my own Miss Kitty would be comfortable and well attended to during boarding.
I wanted to provide Caryn with a gift upon retirement that acknowledged her care taking role.
In that spirit, I designed an abstract sculpture to evoke the feeling of a protector or guardian. (Any resemblance to cat tail language is purely coincidental, although it’s conceivable that my subconscious played a role in it.)
The two sculptural elements can be arranged in an artful way, and they are sized for placement on a coffee table or where a small focal point would be appreciated.
The elements were designed to also serve as bookends. When (or if!) it is desired in retirement to move from contemplation to reading, the sculpture can be rearranged to serve just such a purpose. And isn’t it fitting that they provide support, just as Caryn did for all those years?…
A total of 18" of 1” x 3/8” steel strap was forged to shape, then sealed with a clear lacquer to preserve the raw steel. The two pieces measure 8” and 7” tall respectively x 3” wide x 1.5” deep.
Caryn, thank you for your loving kindness to Miss Kitty! I wish you the best in this new chapter of your life. — Laura
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