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Mainstay is a dedicated group doing incredible good in our community. I’m embarrased to say I only had a vague idea  of what they did before our planning meetings. As we discussed their vision and goals for this piece, I began to  understand the scope of domestic violence...  I was floored!  To be honest, I was one of the masses who tune out  when those stories play on the news. Domestic violence happens every day and over 180 women and children have  lost their lives to it in our community over the past 30 years.   One Hundred and Eighty!     Mainstay offers safety, support, opportunity and hope.   With this sculpture, we want to remember those lives cut short by violence, but also to tell a story of hope, strength  and possibility. A parent and child were chosen as the subject. The parent is taking the lead; reaching for more and  showing the child what life can be. We chose reaching because it demonstrates a decision and effort. We chose steel  to represent strength and resilience while fluid lines show gentleness. We chose a finish that would slowly rust because  rust happens in life. Rust is reality. But it doesn’t mean theres not solid steel beneath it.  I encourage you to visit Mainstay’s website, Mainstayhelp.org, and learn about their life changing service in our  community.        
The Mainstay Project
Mainstay Sculpture - Hendersonville, NC Mainstay Sculpture ~ Mother detail Mainstay Sculpture ~ Child detail Mainstay Sculpture Hendersonville, NC
Contact us by email info@essentialiron.com
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Mainstay is a dedicated group doing incredible good in  our community. I’m embarrased to say I only had a vague  idea of what they did before our planning meetings. As  we discussed their vision and goals for this piece, I began  to understand the scope of domestic violence...  I was  floored!  To be honest, I was one of the masses who tune  out when those stories play on the news. Domestic  violence happens every day and over 180 women and  children have lost their lives to it in our community over  the past 30 years.   One Hundred and Eighty!     Mainstay offers safety, support, opportunity and hope.   With this sculpture, we want to remember those lives cut  short by violence, but also to tell a story of hope, strength  and possibility. A parent and child were chosen as the  subject. The parent is taking the lead; reaching for more  and showing the child what life can be. We chose  reaching because it demonstrates a decision and effort.  We chose steel to represent strength and resilience while  fluid lines show gentleness. We chose a finish that would  slowly rust because rust happens in life. Rust is reality.  But it doesn’t mean theres not solid steel beneath it.  I encourage you to visit Mainstay’s website,  Mainstayhelp.org, and learn about their life changing  service in our community.        
The Mainstay Project
Mainstay Sculpture - Hendersonville, NC Mainstay Sculpture ~ Mother detail Mainstay Sculpture ~ Child detail Mainstay Sculpture Hendersonville, NC