Sculpture: Brothers (Gary Casteel, Sculptor - 2010) - Inside Capitol Building - Richmond, VA
Coinciding with many special events surrounding the commemoration of the sesquicentennial (150th anniversary) of Virginia's participation in the American Civil War, a powerful and poignant commemorative bronze sculpture was installed on July 11, 2011 in Virginia’s historic State Capitol on loan from a private collector in Fredericksburg, VA.
Closeup of Brothers (Gary Casteel, Sculptor - 2010) - Inside Capitol Building - Richmond, VA
On loan - privately owned.
“The very moving statue is meant to mean different things to different people,” said the anonymous collector. “For me, it is a simple and profound tribute to the common, everyday person who answered the call, left home and family and took part in an epic struggle, as warriors have done throughout the ages. The image displays fatigue and grief, but also hope and solace that it is over and that a future lies ahead of hope and promise for a unified country bound together in liberty and individual dreams that is America today.”
"Voices in the Garden" Women's Monument - Inside Capitol Building - Richmond, VA
The Commemorative Commission to Honor the Contributions of the Women of Virginia has selected the "Voices in the Garden" design for the Women's Monument, which will be placed on the grounds of Virginia's Capitol Square. Thought to be the first of its kind in the nation, the Monument will commemorate the collective contributions of the women of Virginia throughout the past 400 years of its storied history. Permanently placed and respectfully integrated into the historic Capitol landscape, the Monument's oval garden design includes elements of sculputre and landscaping that will provide visitors an interactive and educational experience. Out of 34 designs submitted from around the world, the Commission unanimously selected the winning design by StudioEIS of Brooklyn, NY, and the 1717 Design Group, Inc. of Richmond, VA.