Maquette for the Column of the Free Spirit

Maquette for the Column of the Free Spirit

Richard Hunt. _Maquette for Column of the Free Spirit_

This maquette, or model, was created for the commission of Hunt's colossal Column of the Free Spirit - Meijer Gardens’ first major sculpture commission, now in the Sculpture Park. As a three-dimensional concept, it was presented by the artist and unanimously accepted by the Sculpture Advisory Committee. It conveys ideas of light, fire, peace and freedom born aloft. There are several models and maquettes as part of the permanent collection.  

Richard Hunt. Maquette for Column of the Free Spirit, 1999. Bronze, 19 x 11 x 6.5 inches. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Gift of Fred and Lena Meijer. © Richard Hunt.