Following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Hargrove became passionate about what we as Americans hold dear to us—our values, our freedom, and our families. One element of “Freedom” has a special appeal for Hargrove: Lady Liberty, one of the first sights he saw upon his arrival in America nearly 30 years ago.
“I am not a poet, I am not a singer or composer, Hargrove states. “The only thing I can contribute is my art. “Freedom” depicts a stormy sky, symbolizing the difficult times we are living through. A breaking ray of sunlight washes over the village church in a divine light. A teddy bear in the attic toy chest represents the warm safe haven of our home. A stream of light through the attic's eyebrow window casts a glow on our most precious symbols of freedom, “God, Country and Liberty”. May God bless America.