Mignon was born as a result of a conversation with a member of the staff at the Mississippi Humanities Council. I received a call from the office, inquiring about the possibility of using one of my pieces for the image on the invitations to the annual awards banquet. I designed Mignon for them and in addition to using the image, they purchased the piece. The damage caused by the storm is symbolized by the broken pot, muddy and torn sheet music, and the missing hand of the figure. The piece is also about hope and rebirth, however. The confident stride of the figure as well as his Mona Lisa-like smile, and the presence of the sheet music indicate that we will move forward, and will once again be surrounded by the things we love. 30" high


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