Paula, Thank you for sending the images of the patination of the Grant statue. The color of the patina looks fantastic and will fit nicely with the monumental artworks on the level of the Plain at West Point.
~ David M. Reel
CIV USARMY CMH
Good Morning Paula, Wow! This is a magnificent portrayal of Grant and like your other sculptures, you have the creativity and skill to make the person live while reflecting their persona. Congratulations on this wonderful creation!
~ William Anderson
Former Doctoral Student at West Point Academy/Ulysses S. Grant Scholar, Lincoln Bicentennial Chair, Former Director of Michigan Dept. of History, Arts & Libraries,
"Paula, Please go ahead and finalize the design and ship the model. It looks wonderful!
Thank you and kind regards,"
~ Darwin Haines
COO, West Point Association of Graduates
Paula Slater has been awarded a commission to sculpt the General Ulysses S. Grant Monument for West Point. The finely detailed full-figure bronze portrait of General Grant will be 7-1/2ft high and will be installed upon a 4-1/2ft high solid granite base. Slater is working closely with West Point Museum and Curators to assure historical accuracy of the portrait and all uniform accutriments.
General Grant will be portrayed in his four star General uniform of the Union Army during the Civil War. Grant worked under President Lincoln to put an end to slavery in America. Grant was later elected the 18th President of the United States.
A small 16 inch high small clay model is first sculpted by Slater for approval by West Point before sculpting the full size portrait. The small model will be molded and cast in resin.