Ryan Worrell is in Iraq but his likeness is not far from homeDeidre Worrell is on a mission. She plans to create a mosaic sculpture of each of her five children. Worrell’s first sculpture is of her son Ryan, who graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2006, and who is presently serving in Iraq.
By: Margaret Ontl, Hudson Star-Observer
Deidre Worrell is on a mission.
She plans to create a mosaic sculpture of each of her five children, after each of them finds a career choice. Worrell’s first sculpture is complete, after two years of work. The larger than life statue is of her son Ryan who graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2006. Ryan is presently serving in Iraq.
“We are really proud of him but we want him to come home,” said Worrell. Her fascination with mosaic sculpture began when she took a course at The Phipps Center for the Arts from artist Riana De Raad. Three classes and three sculptures later, she is planning to take the class again.
“I have a group of girlfriends from St. Pat’s who are sharing my worries about my sailor,” said Worrell. “We all take a day to visit the St. Pat’s rectory to stop by and say a prayer for Ryan and his unit.”
In honor of others who serve, Worrell is offering to all veterans a free hearing aid cleaning and check during the month of November for Veterans Day at her business, North Ridge Hearing Co., located at 325 Vine St. Call (715) 381-3111 for an appointment.