Freedom of Youth, 1986

Rosie Sandifer


Texas Tech University
Holden Hall
In the Holden Hall courtyard

The subject of this piece, a young girl swinging on a rope, expresses the essence of a child’s carefree spirit through its sheer simplicity of movement. “As I watched the easy rhythm of my daughter, Jamie, swinging on a rope…in our backyard,” Sandifer remembers, “I realized a truth…the freedom of a youth. We adults lose those peaceful and simple moments in our hectic pace of life.”