Is awarded The International Honorary Citizen from the city of New Orleans.


Is awarded a Ueno Royal Museum prize at the fourth Rodin prize exhibition at the Hakone & Utsugushi-ga-hara Open – air museum, Japan. Spends a week in Japan. The museum buys a five meter tall Guardian.


Awarded the price for Excellence at the Fuji Sankei Biennal at Utsugushi-ga-hara Open – Air Museum, Japan, where 17 sculptors from seven countries are chosen by a jury from more than 700 works from 50 countries.