The Sower

This is a small model, a rough sketch for an eventual monument.  The image of a farmer sowing seeds depicts, literally, the efforts of farming, but it also symbolizes tomorrow’s promise in today’s exertions. Our investments of energy, wealth, & creativity are made with hopes of a better future.

To enhance its meaning I have added an abstract, spiraling form that shows the seeds fanning out to reach the earth, bear the farmer, then continue back up to refill the seed container.  It is a symbol that speaks of purpose, hope, & optimism—of paying it forward.

“The Sower” represents the mission of any teacher, researcher, entrepreneur, school, business, or laboratory making efforts to enhance the future.

Wouldn’t he be great on your campus, building, or mantle?


Material: Bronze.
13 x 11 x 7 inches.