Hug is a series of ten wire sculptures. The heights range from 15″ to 19″.

In 2016, a long-time mime friend in Japan told me she only had 3 months to live. We emailed each other almost every day from that point. I wanted so much to hug her, but the distance made this impossible.

Thus, the idea for Hug came to be. I created it, but sadly, she passed away the night before I was to send it. At the end of 2017, I took that first Hug (#1) to her grave in Kamakura, Japan. Her daughter in Tokyo now has it in her home.

* There are no images of Hug #1 and #2