What was the inspiration behind the piece?
Frank Mansbach and Bike Walk Greenville came to me with an idea for a sculpture on the trail. Their original vision of a family enjoying the trail was adapted to show a child on a bike and an artistic vision of the trail itself.
How long did the piece take to create?
From our first meeting to the installation was around one year. The sculpting and bronzing took about six months.
What is your favorite part of the piece, and why?
The petina (or color) of the sculpture transitions from shiny silver at the base to a dark grey blue at the top. This unique coloring is supposed to look as though the child is drawing her energy or spirit from the trail.
Completed date: December 2019
Located adjacent to Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail near Sulphur Springs Road entrance.