L A U R E N  S A N D S

Founder, LES Collection

T H E  O B J E C T:

a bronze figurative sculpture inherited from my grandmother

In the tapestry of our lives, there often exists a cherished piece in our homes that transcends its material form. This sentimental object holds the power to evoke emotions, trigger memories, and offer comfort like no other. It symbolizes our experiences woven with the physical world, forging a profound connection that shapes our essence.

Q: Can you describe a sentimental object in your home with a special place in your heart? What memories or emotions does it evoke when you look at or interact with it? How has this object influenced your sense of identity and belonging?

A: My grandmother was one of the most influential people in my life, and losing her rocked me to my core. This sculpture, inherited from her, holds a special place in my heart. When I gaze upon it, a rush of memories floods in, and having this piece in my home provides a sense of solace and connection, bringing me a semblance of the love she once radiated. 

Q: Sentimental objects often bridge the gap between the past and the present. Could you share a story about how a particular object became so meaningful to you? Has its significance evolved, and if so, how has it adapted to the changing chapters of your life?

A: The sculpture's significance grew from its place in my grandmother's hallway, just beyond her home's entrance. With each visit passing by, it filled me with joyful anticipation of seeing her. It became a symbol of the imminent happiness her presence would bring. As time passed and she passed away, the sculpture transitioned into my home, its role shifting. Now, it's a cherished link between past and present, a constant reminder of her and the enduring joy she brought to my life.

Q: The sentimental value of an object is often intertwined with the people who are part of its narrative. Could you recount an instance where a sentimental object became a source of connection or shared history among family members or friends? How does the presence of this object enhance the sense of kinship and emotional bonds within your home?

A: My grandmother's profound love for art and her genuine appreciation for the beauty it held was a guiding force. Her approach to collecting was rooted in a deep affection for the arts rather than mere transaction. She shaped my passion for art and design, infusing her wisdom into my creative journey. The sculpture, a testament to her legacy, serves as a constant reminder of her love and wisdom. 


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