This is a commission of Mr. Robert H. Lee, a lifelong philanthropist and businessman known to many as ‘Mr. UBC.’ Being an encouragement to others, and gaining an excellent education was very important to him. According to the current president of the University of British Columbia, Mr. Lee was instrumental in transforming UBC from a commuter campus into the world-leading university that it is today.
This was a fun sculpture to do. I had the privilege of meeting Mr. Lee on several occasions over the years and once you met him, you will never forget him! To be able to capture who he was, and especially his wonderful smile was a pleasure.