The sculptor is a young man who was raised by his father. I do not remember his name.
Within my lifetime the role of fathers has evolved to include so much more than my father ever knew; or that my husband ever knew. Yes, my husband was in the delivery room for my last child, and then went home to collapse. He returned, well rested, and was able to help me with the baby for the amount of time that "visitors" were allowed to remain in the mother's room. Then, he was sent home too.
He was given leave from work to be with his recuperating wife for a total of ten days, during which he was overwhelmed with all the care his infant required, and all the attention his wife paid this new interloper. He confesses that he looked forward to returning to work.
When my daughter had her baby last December, her husband was in the delivery room the entire time and stayed with her and the baby the entire hospital stay, day and night, sleeping in the same room. Thanks to the Family Leave Act he was able to take ten weeks off his job to get his baby up and going during the crucial months after birth. He and his wife have bonded with baby Nico from his first breath.
Today's fathers will be more understanding, more generous, and more connected to their children than our fathers were. What a wonderful world for baby Nico to grow up in.