Wrenched from the bowels of the earth at Domaine Carling, this combination of stone and wood was the subject of contemplation on the part of the artist for quite some time. Even after it was cleaned and polished, he remained perplexed: What shape would he give it? What direction would he take? What degree of intensity would he seek to reveal? He closed his eyes. And, as always, the magic emerged. A story of flight was born. The resulting figure is inquisitive, attentive, gracious and noble, majestically elongating its body toward the sky. It aspires to a higher plane. It is ready to take flight.