As most of us know, time on this earth is limited. When we lose someone special, the only thing we can do is put one foot in front of the other and reminisce the memories. For one of our Kansas clients, Norma Durnil, who lost her beloved husband Dr. William Durnil, decided to take the step in creating something beautiful in the absence of Dr. Durnil at one of his favorite places. Norma approached Metropolitan Galleries about developing a bronze statue of a kneeling Indian with an eagle on his raised arm to be placed in front of the Derby Library within the center of a roundabout.
“Bill loved the library and thought it was a very important learning tool, so the memorial is very appropriate” said Norma from the newspaper article printed on November 11th 2009. Sculpture is a traditional and iconic way to memorialize someone by illustrating that something special and beautiful can be brought into existence in the absence of someone that brought an abundance of talent to this world.