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June 26, 2009

A Very Long Road To Florence

Jason Arkles was an accomplished puppeteer in the States. When he didn’t get into a special training program in France, he decided to go to Europe anyways. While there, he became enchanted by a beautiful woman named Ana. Jason joined Ana’s troupe of street performers. In fact, he sold all his worldly possessions to follow her.

The street performing was so bad that Jason was soon digging in Parisian dumpsters for food, but perhaps divine intervention was playing a hand. It was this gaggle of odd-balls that lead Jason to his true calling as a sculptor - and a dream job in Florence that he holds to this day. Sometimes, it seems, you need to get lost to figure out exactly where you’re going.

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