Smoked Walnut / Etched Bronze
59" x 11" x 35"H

I like to call this my masterpiece.

THE BRIDGE is the story of so many of us. Of our parents and of our ancestors. The story of leaving your homeland [in my case, Germany] to pursue the American Dream. Trading one culture for another. Leaving behind and looking ahead all at once. But letting go altogether is not an option. THE BRIDGE is a metaphorical bridge to embrace the new, uncharted territory, and to honor the tradition and legacy of home. For so many years I thought that I was just a visitor living abroad. I finally realized that I am living the American story.

I designed this piece back in 2002 for my senior thesis at art school. It is still one of my best-sellers to this day.