"Duende" is a quality of passion and inspiration. This sculpture is about following your passion in life, represented by the bird, a Brahminy Kite. The design work on the bird's chest flows onto the woman's arm and continues across her back, highlighting the connection and communication between them. It also embodies the blossoming that occurs when passion is your guide through life.
The Brahminy Kite is often associated with Garuda, a powerful Hindu protector being with the power to fly anywhere. The word Garuda has its origins in the verb "gri" - to speak. An important aspect of being guided by passion and inspiration is the ability to speak to yourself and others what is true for you. This opens the door to the unique path that is yours alone to wander.
Adding another level of communication, her right hand that the Kite rests on is in the "Palli Mudra" - a hand symbol that represents listening to your inner voice and having confidence in yourself.