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Dan Daugherty

4 Years Ago

In Honor...

In Honor of my Niece, Jessica who died in her sleep on December 11th, 2012.

Jessica rose up to the challenge of many Physical difficulties she had and overcame them in order to succeed. She achieved her goals of Diploma, Job, and Home, before she passed away. She now has her wings.

So I honor her with this Sculpture, and I will overcome any difficulties in the future, the way she did. I hope this can inspire others also to "Rise up" and overcome.

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Spectacular !! And so bitter-sweet..........thank you for sharing Jessica's memory and memorial.


Warren Thompson

4 Years Ago

A beautiful lady. You have honored her with your art.


Janine Riley

4 Years Ago

I'm so sorry for the loss of a loved one.


Karen Newell

4 Years Ago

A beautiful memorial! It is amazing how inspiring some people are. I can see what an impact your niece had on your life. Blessings sent to you.


Shane Bechler

4 Years Ago

What a great tribute to your niece.
Your sculpture has turned out great. I've been watching your progress through the discussions over time and its great to see it finished. Great work!
Amazing what an old couch can become. Very inspiring.


Tony Murray

4 Years Ago

And He will raise you up on eagles' wings, bear you on the breath of dawn, make you to shine like the sun, and hold you in the palm of His hand.


Dan Daugherty

4 Years Ago

Thanks everyone. A Project I thought was going to be difficult, seemed to fall into place. I learned a lot and had a great time with this one.

Tony...Isaiah 40:31... that was the inspiration...My Favorite verse.

My Hope is that everyone can rise up and overcome those things that try to keep you down.

I will be doing a follow up Video... My Local Ace Hardware man Carl has told me that he would do the music for the video...They are having a grand opening in March and he wants me to bring Jeeves, Abigail and This sculpture to display for the weekend.

LOL...The Hardware store is like My Art supply store!!

Here's Carl...He's the one at the Piano


A beautiful tribute, Dan. I'm so sorry for your loss.


J L Meadows

4 Years Ago

I'm so sorry, Dan. :(

And what a beautiful sculpture.


Angelina Vick

4 Years Ago

That is a beautiful way to honor her memory. I have really been enjoying seeing it is a wonderful work of art.

How cool that you have incense burners and candles worked into the piece!!!


Brian Wallace

4 Years Ago

My sympathy Dan for the loss of your beautiful Niece!
Your sculpture is a fantastic idea. Genius!
The video showcases so much talent. The gal singing has a beautiful voice. I saw another YouTube video of Carl's in which he sang as he played the piano. These people are as good as any I've seen on "America's Got Talent". Fantastic guy to be "your man at Ace Hardware". :)


Xoanxo Cespon

4 Years Ago

My sympathies for your loss Dan!

The eagle looks fantastic...I wonder what would it look like when lit and on low light...

Thanks for sharing!!!


Christoph Caina

4 Years Ago

I'm sorry for the loss of one you loved.
But i think, she will look at you and sometimes, you don't know, how things could going on, she will be there and help you.

If it's an issue with your art, or something personal - she will ever be with you.

i know, this isn't one of my best photos of course, and i didn't post it to get "clicks" on it - but i also will honor her with one of my work...
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So, this rose is for Jessica


Roger Swezey

4 Years Ago


The more I get to know you,in this Forum, the more I see your beautiful soul come shining through.

A wonderful tribute to a sorrowful loss.


Peter Piatt

4 Years Ago

Dan this came out wonderfully with all the work you have done. The ash field, lava and volcano is a great added touch to the outstanding work you have done with the flamed wings. The candles and incense are also another great addition to the final piece.

I am sorry to hear about the loss of your niece. What a wonderful way to honor her.


Dan Daugherty

4 Years Ago

Thanks Everyone...Thanks Christoph for the rose.

Roger, It's easier to grow and learn among the support of these Great Artists on FAA.

The truth is, I would never have tried to tackle making an Eagles head from a piece of Pipe unless I had the help to overcome the obstacle of thinking I couldn't do it, with just heat, a pair of Pliers and a small vise...No anvil.

It's the encouragement of all of you that makes me push on toward the accomplishment.

And the inspiration of the story of the Phoenix rising out of the ashes is a life lesson. We can all do what we think we can't, It we just try

I am dying to light the candles... Look for a video with the candles lit and incense burning...coming as soon as I can get it together.


Andee Design

4 Years Ago

A beautiful piece and a lovely way to honor your niece! Sorry for your loss.


Anne Norskog

4 Years Ago

Sorry for your loss. You have honored your niece beautifully, Dan.


A great tribute to your niece, Dan. Sorry for your loss.


Janice Drew

4 Years Ago

Dan, I'm so sorry to hear of your beautiful niece's passing. "Rise Up" is a heartfelt tribute to her.


Leslie Manley

4 Years Ago

So sorry Dan, losing someone is always very painful - especially someone so young - blessings to you and your family. wonderful way to honor her memory.


Sydne Archambault

4 Years Ago

Rise Up is an exceptional work of art Dan. It will give such a stirring of hope and endurance for those who view it and need something to keep going. From grief you created a wonderful memorial for your niece and so I commend you sir!


Claude Oesterreicher

4 Years Ago

Deepest condolences, you and to the remainder of Jessica's family. :((



4 Years Ago

what a beautiful honor Dan.....


William Allen

4 Years Ago

My deepest sympathies, and what a beautiful work you have done, to honor her.


Dan Daugherty

4 Years Ago

Thank you all for your kind words.

In case you wanted to see how the whole thing came together, I have finished the "Making of" Video. Later, I will post the video's of the candles lit and Smoke rising.



Pamela Meredith

4 Years Ago

that is a beautiful tribute Dan and sorry for your lose and it is just what I would love to have when I win lotto it is beautiful


Debra Chmelina

4 Years Ago

That's amazing Dan. Until I saw the work in progress I didn't realize how heavy and solid the sculpture must be. I thought the wings were made from aluminum. That would make a beautiful centerpiece. Thanks for honoring Jessica's memory with us.


Shawna Rowe

4 Years Ago

This is such a touching and beautiful way to honor your niece, my condolences to you and your family.


Victoria Lakes

4 Years Ago

Beautiful tribute... So sorry for your loss.


Dan Daugherty

4 Years Ago

Thank you everyone

Debra, The whole piece weighs in at 34 Lbs. Not really that heavy, but thank God it comes apart in three pieces for moving. The Head, Wing piece, and the stand separate. I like to be sure that anyone who may decide to purchase any one of my sculptures will never have to worry about breakage...Just don't drop one on a tile floor...LOL


Lawrence Supino

4 Years Ago

My condolences to you and your family....
A Beautiful tribute,Dan.


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