My youngest son, almost 15, came home from his week at his Dad’s and told me that his best friend and him were now boyfriend and girlfriend. I was flooded with many emotions. Joy for him. This was inevitable. Awareness of their simultaneous youth and maturity. And sadness. My baby was no longer just mine. I wanted to do a sculpture that showed our connection. Growing up but never apart.

~Kaja Montgomery
March 10, 2023