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the Pawn, sculpture by Leslie King

"Maria 2017"

2017, Frederick, MD.

Stoneware sculpture 13" x 9" x 7.5" 

Hurricane Maria slammed ashore at sunrise on the 20th of September, 2017. It raked across Puerto Rico with with high winds and torrential rain. As it bore down on the island, I was working in my studio and listening to the warnings on the radio. This is what I sculpted - a mother, waiting and hoping, and praying for the safety of herself and her family. Maria was the deadliest storm of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season.