“If you haven’t screwed up something and fixed it, you haven’t been in this business long enough,” Samford says. After seven years in this business, he is always challenging himself to create the best.

Samford’s father, along with two other artists, helped with his Artistry demo. He says the symbolism of the swirling array of arrows relates to a flood in his area last summer, making it very difficult for residents to find their way to higher ground. He placed a thin overlay on the slab, blocking out some arrow spaces with poly foam. Then, they mounted prebuilt arrows on the slab and used metallic epoxy resins to provide the final color.