The following images are copyrighted to him and posted only to highlight his work.
Mr Atkins sculpture is both evocative and emotionally powerful:
From the artist’s website, the text on the stone:
OH, MY SON, THOU SHALT BE STRONG.
THOU SHALT NOT WEEP.
THOU SHALT NOT SHOW EMOTION.
THOU SHALT COMPETE, AND WIN!
THOU SHALT NOT TRUST THY BROTHERS.
THOU SHALT WEAR NEITHER PURPLE NOR LAVENDER NOR BE UNMANLY.
THOU SHALT EARN MUCH MONEY, FOR THEN THOU SHALT BE SUCESSFUL.
THOU SHALT TOUCH NEITHER THYSELF NOR THY BROTHERS FOR PLEASURE.
THOU SHALT BE FRUITFUL AND MULTIPLY.
THOU SHALT SHOW RESPECT FOR THY ELDERS.
T. Atkins ’72