Kelly Vaughn Bronze Portrait Bust, a Child Model Who is Now Grown into a Lovely Young Woman
“The portrait bust of our daughter, Kelly, looks awesome! You have captured her completely. I am so excited, I can’t wait to show my sister. Your sculpting is incredible!!”
~ Leslie Vaughn
Mother of child model, Kelly Vaughn
Location: The Vaughn Residence, Glen Ellen, California
Size: Life Size
Year Completed: 2003
When Leslie Vaughn phoned Slater about her father wanting to commission a bronze portrait bust of his granddaughter, Kelly, Slater was delighted. Slater and Leslie were friends for many years and she had watched Leslie’s beautiful little girl become a child model.
Slater enjoyed sculpting Kelly’s delicate little features in every detail. With the approval of the clay bust by Kelly’s parents and her grandfather, Slater proceeded with having the molds made and the portrait cast in a rich glowing bronze. Kelly is now a grown young woman and off to college, but this bronze portrait will always be treasured by her parents and grandfather as a visual memory of her as their adorable little girl.