In the midst of protests erupting in the wake of historic and prevalent racial injustice, Dr. Kerry Anne Perkins and her husband, Michael Gordon, found themselves alongside passionate protestors marching to honor the memory of George Floyd. The couple joined hands and the march in an iconic display of love, hope, and unity in the face of tragedy, hate and sorrow.

Upon seeing the stunning photos of the pair, I knew that this was a moment I wanted to help them capture with a ceramic wedding dress sculpture. Dr. Kerry Anne inspired the creation of Stronger Than Stone, and leads this initiative as the first ‘Stronger Than Stone’ bride. Her strength, her grace, her perseverance, and the courage that she and Michael share remind us all that humanity is more powerful than hatred — and that love is even stronger than stone.