My porcelain maquette for a 25-foot sculpture, Heart of Thorns, was damaged while in transit to my January solo gallery exhibit. It stands alone without its base. I could not repair the lost and damaged thorns, but I added a new jeweled top from my wife’s discarded costume earrings. I put it among the “monoliths” in my zen garden. I hope the local wildlife will not destroy it. Raccoons, opossums, squirrels, and the many birds that bathe and drink in my fountain may find it irresistible to use as a scratching post or playtoy.