Cloisters on the Platte:
Station #6 - Veronica wipes the face of Jesus
The process for creating monumental sculptures included creative, technical and industrial skills. This sequence shows the process from first sketches and models to final cast bronze sculptures.
Eichinger Sculpture Studio and four other teams of master sculptors that have created the grandest example of the Stations of the Cross ever seen. We also created Station #8. A total of 58 sculpted characters were created for 14 stations of the cross. The monumental bronze figures stand 7’ tall. Each was rendered in clay and cast in bronze to tell the story of the crucifixion of Christ.
Cloisters on the Platte was a collaborative project which also included:
The Cloisters on the Platt monastery and retreat facility is the vision of entrepreneur and philanthropist, Joe Ricketts, founder of the Cloisters on the Platte Foundation. Set on a beautiful natural expanse along the Platte River in Nebraska, the destination opened in July of 2018 and offers a silent retreat experience in the Jesuit tradition.
Veronica wipes the face of Jesus. The image of His face appears on veil. A soldier observes the miracle. Psalm 27:8-9. This is a video of the final clay sculpture before casting. New images will be added after the installation is complete.