1b) All Hearts Are Sacred-Artist: Monique Gustafson

Patrons: Mike Owens, Joel Makovicka & Dr. Keith and Tess Hughes

A universal depiction of struggle.  Nothing in life seems worth as much if it was easy to be had.  I believe this to be true.

This is my take on one of the oldest pieces of artwork.  I think it will not only be cool to look at, but also very fun to create.

I will sculpt the flames and sword out of styrofoam, have them coated in fiberglass by Patrick Keogh.  I will then paint the flames, sword, heart and base, clear coat it and finally wrap it in barbed wire.