This sculpture is based on a person named Kemmons Wilson Sr., the father of the family that gave a gift for the creation of a Hospice House. The little girl is sculpted after a great granddaughter that Kemmons never saw, Wilson Young, and with pictures of other Wilson children and grandchildren. The dog is crafted from a little poodle that the Wilson family owned years ago named Pudd’n.
Embracing the Journey was created to convey a message to the residents and families at the Hospice House that at life’s end, God sits us on His lap and says, “Welcome!” Often art speaks a language far deeper than words and it is here, where the emotion of death stirs in the depth of our own souls, that I wanted to communicate the embracing love of God without saying a word.
Baptist Trinity Hospice House