All posts filed under “Monumental

Monumental: ‘The Arch’ Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu

This incredibly challenging, yet rewarding sculpture was created with my colleague Cristina Salvoldi. We wanted to find a pose that combined the Arch’s obviously witty, jocular nature, with his deep compassion, and genuine humility.  The man who was a great orator and who endeared himself […]

Monumental: Oliver Tambo – 9m statue

27th October 2020, on what would have been his 103rd birthday, this 9 meter bronze statue of Oliver Tambo was unveiled by President Cyril Ramaphosa at OR International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa. In his speech, I think that President Ramaphosa beautifully summed up all […]

Monumental: Nelson Mandela – 6m statue

(Photo by eNCA reporter Lenyaro Sello) “Nelson Mandela is now a symbol of dignity, a symbol of forgiveness, a symbol of peace and the symbol of freedom that we Palestinians are struggling to achieve… Having Mandela with us is not about the statue – it […]

Monumental: Life size Elephant

This life size elephant bull was sculpted under the direction of Jean Doyle and the Doyle Art Foundry.  The project  took 2 years to complete, of which 3 months were spent sculpting the original piece in wax clay. Massive blocks of polystyrene were joined together […]