Helping Hand
“Helping Hand”
(the story)

This began as a Percent for the Arts commission, to be placed in front of Redmond, Washington Fire Station 11. It was to be a monument to firefighters, which it still is, but was supposed to be rather generic, a likeness of no one in particular. As it evolved, the desire became apparent that throughout this station and the others, they wanted Bert Embyerts who had passed away the previous year, to be the model. In so doing, Judy became friends with Bert’s widow, Robin, and the entire project took on an even deeper meaning. During her dedication speech, Judy referred to this as a “labor of love”, and indeed for her, it truly was.

Helping Hand