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The Cherub Lamp Reborn

When you reach a certain age you start to think about what you are leaving behind. This is a small thing. It won't solve world hunger. It won't stop gun violence. It doesn't offer a new cure to save lives. But you have to offer the world what you have to give to it. I am not an agricultural scientist, a politician, or an expert in the medical field. So this is what I CAN do.

I installed a daily quotes app on my phone and recently it offered this sound advice: "If you can't do great things, do small things in a great way." -Napoleon Hill

Yes, "great" is too grand a word in this instance, but reaching for that elusive ideal is what drives all artists and craftsman. Doing your best, and leaving behind quality work.

Titanic sculptor Alan St George's recreation of the famous Grand Staircase Cherub Lamp

My great-granduncle on my mother's side carved life-sized marble and wooden statues for European churches. My grandfather on my father's side carved animal horn into fancy walking stick and umbrella handles. It's not the scale that matters as much as the quality of the work.

There isn't much more I can say about the RMS Titanic cherub lamp recreation that isn't already talked about in my earlier blog posts, except to offer this little video presentation. I hope you enjoy watching it!


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