“OMG!!!!! WOW!!!!!! I have no words!!!!! Holy $!$?$?”
Wife of the portrait subject who is an attorney
“Paula, Thank you for your work honoring our mother. It certainly is attractive and so much more so than the other one in Celeron” [by another sculptor]
~ Desi Arnaz Jr. and Lucie Arnaz
Life Size Portrait Bust of Lucille Ball, the model
Monumental Temple Sculpture
1.5 Times Life Size Portrait Bust of William Charette
Surprise Gift to an Attorney from his wife, Denise:
Slater received the testimonial above from her client who is the wife of the gentleman she just completed sculpting. He is a well-known attorney, who for the present moment shall remain nameless because this is a surprise gift from his wife. The life size clay portrait bust has been completed, approved by the client, and the molds have been made. Now it is going through the complex foundry process and it will become a very dynamic portrait cast in bronze with a warm glowing patina.
Glamorous Lucille Ball during her Modeling days:
People were unhappy with a bronze statue of Lucy located in Celeron, New York, dubbed “Scary Lucy” (created by another sculptor) so Slater chose to sculpt a beautiful Lucille Ball for her private collection.
Slater says that if she were to sculpt a public statue of Lucy it would be the comedic ‘I Love Lucy’ that is so widely recognizable. But this life size portrait bust is a tribute to the “Glamorous Lucille Ball” from a compilation of her modeling, pre-series glamour shots. Slater wanted to capture that dreamy faraway look Lucy had in many of those elegant photographs. As one gentleman commented, “I wonder if Lucy realized just how beautiful she was?”
Monumental Temple Sculpture
Please see Public Monuments and Memorials for more photographs and information about this monumental sculpture. The clay and wood sculpture has been completed, approved by the clients and the foundry has cast the many bronze parts that make up this sculpture. It is now being polished to a high shine in preparation for a stunning golden patina.
1.5 Times Life Size Portrait Bust of Master Chief William Charette
Charette was a Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient from the Korean War. He was also awarded the honor of making the final selection of the World War II Unknown Soldier, now buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
More information about Charette’s immense heroism and in-progress photographs of this inspiring sculptural project coming soon!
Blink Fine Art Catalogue—Two Page Feature Spread of Paula Slater Sculptures
April 21st is the distribution date for the 2017 Blink Fine Art Catalogue. A selection of Slater’s Bronze Portrait Busts and Public Monuments will be featured in a two page spread. Blink produces a large catalogue with each page measuring 9” wide by 11” high and all photographs are in full color.