"Si j'étais le Petit Prince" -- If I were the Little Prince -- after Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's famous and enchanting title character in Le Petit Prince. About 14" tall, in Premier air-dry clay, painted with acrylics.
In 1934 when my father and his two sisters were small, my grandfather Samuel Rogers, novelist and professor of French, won the "$10,000. Atlantic Prize" award for one of his books, Dusk at the Grove. Instead of doing something normal, he took his family to live in Paris for a year. He had driven an ambulance in France during WW I, and loved the country dearly. The photographs of my father as a child that long-ago year in Paris inspired the piece above... oh time, oh absence. Darn it.