Around the same time, he was commissioned to design the trophy for the St. Martin Catamaran Regatta. This inspired him to create a line of unique handcrafted jewelry. So, he decided to immortalize his last butt and crafted a sterling silver micro-sculpture in the shape of a crushed cigarette so he would always remember his decision to quit.
“Barack Obama was a smoker when he was elected President of the United States. When he finally quit smoking while in the White House, I mailed him My Last Butt. This story was picked up by news outlets all over the world.”
He continues, “In the future, I see My Last Butt being the starting point for a local, then national, and finally a global movement to encourage people to quit smoking featuring live events, music (singer/songwriter Stella Crispo has already written an anthem for this movement), public sculptures and art.”