“The portrait sculptures of Marilyn Boyette and Frank Bonelli are beautiful. Thank you so very much. I love the patina colors.”
~ Josette Espinosa
Director of Parks and Recreation
Huntington Park, California
Marilyn Boyette was the chosen ‘Woman of the Century’ for Huntington Park for her many years of work for the City. She was elected City Clerk in 1976 and serving the city for 25 years in that position. She was also very active in the community, volunteering her time at several organizations, including the Salvation Army and YMCA among other groups.
Slater was commissioned to sculpt a life size portrait bust of Boyette and was given photographs of her from a slightly younger age before her retirement. Boyette’s hair style had changed a little also, however Slater was able to sculpt a keen likeness of Marilyn and captured her lovely generous spirit in bronze.
The portrait bust was installed in the Huntington Park City Hall and its unveiling was a great surprise to Marilyn. She and her family were thrilled with the bronze portrait and Marilyn was honored to be remembered by the City in such an impressive and lasting way.