The symbol behind this piece is quite obviously the letter “A”.
The sculptor wanted to mark here a beginning in the same manner this letter represents the start of the alphabet and the beginning of all words. The one piece marble stone trusts skyward to suggest the origin of all things to earth. It’s double side texture; smooth on one and rough on the other suggest that the nature of man is often constructed of opposing ideas.
Many will see in the piece the teachings of Saint-Nicholas or those of Saint-Andre as both saints established the basic thinking for a new faith and a new life.