Empty Sled and Dog (Sarah Pryor Memorial),
Wayland, Mass Bronze mounted on Appian pavers - Hannah
Installed October 6, 1996
9 year old Sarah Pryor had not been seen since she
left her home in Wayland on October 8,1985. Her mother came to my
studio asking me to create a memorial to her daughter, now having
accepted that Sarah would never return. I asked her to tell me about
Sarah. She told me how much Sarah loved to go sledding with her
Border Collie Katie. However, when she would call her into the house
for lunch, Sarah would say "What if the sun comes out and melts
all the snow?" The sculpture is a living, interactive memorial.
It captures Sarahs spirit and celebrates the joy of children.