235 - Aspire

"The man on top of the mountain didn't fall there." - Vince Lombardi

  • Artist Statement

     

    Suspended above the earth, partway through the ascent, a dangerous question enters the mind: Am I prepared to make the summit? Despite the readying before the climb, doubts about our capacity to reach the top creep in. When we imagine the person at the top of the mountain, what we see is the summit and accomplishment. What we often miss is the mental struggle of solitude and doubt during the climb. Being so close to the mountain the climber is blind to what lay above, but sees so much behind and below to tempt turning back. To succeed we must have faith and take the next visible steps.

  • Details & Dimensions

    Release Date: May 1, 2019

    Collection: Summer 2019

    Made by hand with USA-sourced copper, glass enamel, and a custom wood box frame.

    5¼" x 8½" x 1¾" - akin to the size of a novel.

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© 2020 by Houston Llew

enamel artwork artist