The sculpture “Madonna” takes its name as a classical reference to the virgin Mary and the contemporary context of an idealized virtuous and beautiful woman. The glass for this sculpture was hand cut and shaped with very high heat in a kiln over a form that was made by taking a mold of my wife the day before she gave birth to our daughter. This work, like that of “Three Graces”, came from the life-cast mold of my wife’s physique. The stainless steel support for the glass is a plasma-cut silhouette of my daughter taken from an ultrasound during the pregnancy. This work was deeply personal and every bit as satisfying.