Keep Going: Never Let Anything Negative Affect Your Progress


After undergoing a double mastectomy from a breast cancer diagnosis, there is always the underlying possibility it will return. The cancer becomes that ghost-like creature of the night, is it there or isn’t it? On the outside, she is resolute to continue living her life to the fullest. Even the dandelion coming up through the crack in the sidewalk speaks the same language of resilience and courage.

The length of her path is bordered with bright green grass which beckons her onward. Despite the deep fear within, you can see the determined resolve in her eyes. Keep going, never let anything negative affect your progress, you got this!

This sculpture is made of low-fire terracotta clay and decorated with underglazes and stains. It stands 10” H x 8.25” W x 4.75” D.

Images of the Finished Sculpture:

Keep Going: Never Let Anything Negative Affect Your Progress Sculpture
Keep Going: Never Let Anything Negative Affect Your Progress Sculpture
Keep Going: Never Let Anything Negative Affect Your Progress Sculpture
Keep Going: Never Let Anything Negative Affect Your Progress Sculpture
Keep Going: Never Let Anything Negative Affect Your Progress Sculpture

Some of the various stages of development before becoming complete:

Keep Going: Never Let Anything Negative Affect Your Progress -Work In Progress
Parts made and hollowed, ready for attachment
Keep Going: Never Let Anything Negative Affect Your Progress -Work In Progress
Initial facial expression
Keep Going: Never Let Anything Negative Affect Your Progress -Work In Progress
Checking potential placement of head
Keep Going: Never Let Anything Negative Affect Your Progress -Work In Progress
Adding ‘hair’: etched lines and braided coils formed into a bun
Keep Going: Never Let Anything Negative Affect Your Progress -Work In Progress
Creating the grass that will run along the sidewalk
Keep Going: Never Let Anything Negative Affect Your Progress -Work In Progress
Adding color to the ‘grass’
Keep Going: Never Let Anything Negative Affect Your Progress- Work In Progress
Completed greenware: figure on sidewalk, dandelion, and grass