"Leaf Boats" Bronze by Jane DeDecker
A girl and boy release boats they've constructed from nature into the water.
39" x 30" x 30" ed/21 (can be plumbed as fountain at additional cost)
“I must launch out my boat. The languid hours pass by on the
shore---Alas for me!
The spring has done its flowering and taken leave.
And now with the burden of faded futile flowers I wait and linger.
The waves have become clamorous, and upon the bank in the shady lane
the yellow leaves flutter and fall.
What emptiness do you gaze upon!
Do you not feel a thrill passing through the air
with the notes of the far-away song
floating from the other shore?”
I try to retain in the sculpture the beginning strokes and gestures, because for me they contain the truth of the spirit. The finished piece hopefully reveals my thoughtful study of the subject and the energy of the creative process.” -Jane DeDecker