UPDATE NOVEMBER 1999
Sadly while traveling through the Andes was lost. From September 25, 1998 on, all communication from the sculptor stopped.
More than a year passed. There were reports that he had been brainwashed by a tribe of Finnish pie makers.
He was eventually found in Key West, Florida. Though suffering a partial memory loss, great progress has been made. After living for months on a strict diet of dinner rolls and sangria, a full recovery is expected. plans to return to his studio and resume sculpting (right after Halloween week 1999).