Liberty Jedi

The above sculpture was developed as donation for an auction benefitting the Starlight Starbright Children’s Foundation. NYLine asked me to donate the sculpture as part of their activities surrounding the release of the latest Star Wars film. The NYLine organization is best known for its stand-a-thon which entails raising money by standing in line in front of New York City’s famed Ziegfield theater for approximately one month before the opening of the film on May 19.

It was my intention to capture the essence of the New York based organization as well as their love for everything Star Wars that led to Lady Liberty weilding a lightsaber. That and I was inspired by their logo. The Starlight Starbright Children’s Foundation was founded by Steven Spielberg and Peter Samuelson. Its mission is to brighten the daily lives of seriously ill children and their families. Through an impressive array of in-hospital, outpatient, school and home-based programs and services, Starlight Starbright touches the lives of more than 180,000 children and families each month.

40" x 11" x 13"