For me, this is a very special piece. Heather Watts came into my life 20 years ago as a student in my Spanish classes. Back then, she was Heather Roosevelt – a bright, charming and effervescent young lady eager to master not only Spanish, but German as well. I would never have dreamed that two decades later I would have the privilege and the honor of teaching alongside her and mentoring her. As a student, Heather was fun to be with; as a colleague she was a wonder.
As Heather is a deeply religious Christian, I chose as the design an “H” for Heather with a Cross as the crossbar in the “H”. More than any other piece, the luminescence of the glass emphasizes the cross which is surrounded by blue skies with wisps of clouds.