A bronze relic is posted on the window sill of my studio. It sits among other bits of travel and experiences that line up in a ramble of shell and pine cones from places far flung from Kentucky. Elemental and gorgeous in it’s entirely it reminds me of the large expanse of metal that stretches fifteen feet over the ashes of the Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro. A tiny chunk but a big reminder of a larger story, it’s a section cut from the sculpture of the Barbaro bronze. In order to place the steel supports into the sculpture from the railing we had to cut windows out of the sculpture; this is one of them. I love the color.