Created in 1996, the 9-piece Human Spirit Collection was first exhibited in 1997 in London, England, at an International Glass exhibition at Covent Garden. In 1998, it was exhibited at crown jewellers Asprey, in New York City, and at Neiman Marcus in Atlanta and Chicago.
In 2001, the collection was featured on TVO’s, Studio 2, and in 2003 on CBC Radio “Sounds Like Canada”. That same year, DAREarts Foundation for Children, purchased the “life values” based collection, with the support of the artist and generosity of the late Judith Teller and Lombard Insurance.
In 2004, the collection was exhibited by DAREarts for the first time at the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto, and in 2005, at Toronto’s Royal Winter Fair who opened the Human Spirit Garden to showcase the collection to over 30,000 students from the Greater Toronto Area. A fictional children’s book “Blue” was written by a 14 year old student and published by DAREarts the same year. The collection has toured many schools in Ontario, and has most recently become the inspiration for DAREarts Aboriginal First Roots program in Northern Ontario, teaching life values to the native youth which parallel the teachings of the Seven Grandfathers.