"When I was working on
this - I was thinking the Special Olympians have to have something
that guides them - their love to compete.
I was thinking the torch is an encouragement for them. The figure
is holding the torch - he's looking at it thankfully for what it's
done. It's a feeling - It's the same feeling when I paint.
There 's a life in my paintbrush. My paintbrush is my torch."