Other Side of Eden is a figurative bronze sculpture. I consider it the major turning point of my early career. The first version was approximately 20 inches in height and was completed in 1980 while I was in Denver. I had begun sculpting but was still drawing in the ballet studio. As a male dancer was completing his grand jetes he crashed in to the wall on the last one, but I saw him go through the wall or rather, I saw this sculpture.
Drawing a quick sketch I captured the image, a practice I continue to this day. That sketch helps me see the work again in my minds eye and all the work appears to my finished in my minds eye.
All my sculptures appear to me in this way. I consider it my greatest gift as an artist.
There are four versions of this work. The first in 1980, the second in 1991 at five feet, it was commissioned at three feet in 2003 and finally it was commissioned as I originally had seen the piece, at fifteen feet, in 2014.
All the rubber molds for the work were destroyed in the fire that consumed the casting studio.