Gold star wife was designed to tell a visual story of loss. The sculpture of a grieving woman clutching a US folded flag to her chest is designed to be a partner sculpture to Returning Home (background), which shows the family of three embracing upon the husbands returning home from war. Gold Star Wife will be kneeling in front of a military headstone made of grey granite. Red poppies symbolizing remembrance will lay in front of her as though she has placed them at her late husbands grave. The two sculptures will be cast in bronze and unveiled on Gold Star Mother’s Day, September 30, 2018.