“Many times in our lives adversity may cross our paths. At these times our strength and resolve are tested. How will we handle these seemingly insurmountable obstacles? I sculpted this bronze to personify what it takes to weather the storm of adversity and to be successful despite problems that would stop any normal person.

Looking into the face of this chief,  one can easily see that he has the determination to make it through any and all hardships. As you look at his eyes you can see that he has concern about what may be coming his way, but the set of his jaw leaves no doubt about what the outcome will be. He will persevere!  We too can persevere if we adopt his attitude of refusing to give up. I hope that this sculpture may be an inspiration for you, as he has been for me, to have a firmness of purpose and to be determined to never give up.”

-Todd Paxton