Esperanza

Client: Washington Prime Group

Location: Arboretum

Esperanza translates to "hope" in Spanish, and we think this ethereal sculpture of a woman releasing a bird truly inspires uplifting and hopeful feelings. The process to create this sculpture was fascinating. We started by taking a 3D scan of a model wearing a flowing gown, and then used that rendering to create the basis for our sculpture. We routed some parts, but most of this sculpture was hand carved to precisely hone the details and capture the windblown movement in a stationary piece. Our friends at Blue Genie handled the hard coat, and then we went through the arduous painting process to capture the perfect weathered patina.