Nicki Adani's Taking Flight emboldens visitors to be who they truly are, inspiring them to leave behind what is holding them back.  A 10-foot tall feminine bird-like figure, welded from raw steel rods and tubes, her wings spread wide, takes flight from her perch upon a 10-foot tall spoked wheel, representing the circle of life.  Viewers interact by making colorful ropes and weaving them into the wheel as a metaphor of releasing and transforming one's past. Experiences already lived through can't be erased, but they can speak their truths, and be liberated.  In the process, individuals can connect to their inner strength, allowing them to spread their wings to fly.


Just a few of our offered gifts by donation…

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Set Me Free Flag

A personalized flag to manifest all of your hard earned dreams! Your flag will join the rest on Taking Flight’s wheel.


Steel Sculpture: Soaring

A steel wire sculpture crafted by Nicki Adani.

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Freedom Pendant

A pendant to cherish your generosity or to pass on to another.



“In the midst of extreme heat and flying sparks, with liquid metal pooling before my eyes, I have seen new life emerge from raw material…an entire universe open up. The process of building Taking Flight serves as a perfect metaphor, allowing to conquer fears and persevere.”

- Nicki Adani