The small bronze figure features a reflective face and heart. The face is meant to be a mirror to those who walk up to it. “Since the theme is ‘I am,’ I thought that the sculpture should represent everyone not just one person,” Ayana Griswold wrote in her artist statement.
Highlands Elementary School student Ayana Griswold designed it as her entry in a 2018 student art competition sponsored by the Edina Education Fund and the City's Arts & Culture Commission. Her representation of the theme "I am" was among nine finalists among more than 130 entries from area elementary students. Artist Nick Legeros selected Ayana's design to build, with her assistance.
Funding for all three pieces created by the competition came from the Edina Education Fund and part of a $10,000 fund from the City of Edina for Public Art. Legeros donated hundreds of hours of his time.