Robert Rogers great great great nephew from Canada, who I used as a model for the face. Robert came all the way down from his home (dressed in the suit he had had made) to be there at the unveiling of the statue.
A small clay piece I was developing for the Army's use at the Ranger school. It is cast from the original mold of the maquette. The glaze is clay from Rogers Island. I hope visitors to this blog might ask me about this little project. Fascinating.
A quiet moment with Janine Thomas, who was responsible for getting me the commission. So thankful for Janine!
And so, there it is. What a wonderful project for a sculptor so interested in history. Oh, and a side
note from the unveiling, and the last in the synchronicity list;
Mr. Nastasi had asked that we have a Sabrett's Hot Dog truck at the Island, and that he would give everyone lunch that day. Two weeks before I had been at a town wide event in Northville and had seen a Sabrett's truck.. This is not an everyday occurrence up here. I hired the owner and we had a great lunch, complete with Indians in total costume; loincloths and body make-up, standing in line for hot dogs. Missed that shot. Channel 10 was there, as were the local news outlets. A great day for all.
More very soon. Do write and inquire about anything that interests you.