Cloisters on the Platte:
Station #6 - Veronica wipes the face of Jesus

Stations of the Cross

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.

Tour all 14 Stations of the Cross

 

Eichinger Sculpture Studio and four other teams of master sculptors created the grandest example of the Stations of the Cross ever seen.

 

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: 


Rob Arps

Dee Clements

 

Kircher Studios

 

Lundeen Studios

Warren Sculpture

Visit the Cloisters On the Platte website

The Cloisters on the Platte 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.

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Marty detailing soldier
Site map
Clay models
Half-size clay sculpture
Clay details
Half-size sculptures
Sculpting details in clay
Finished clay
Casting details
Casting details
Bronze casting
Bronze details
St.Veronica

Cloisters on the Platte:  

Station #8 - Jesus speaks to the women of Jerusalem

 
This collection shows the process from the first sketches and models to final cast bronze. This included a team of people, with skill in fine art sculpture and technology to convert the initial concepts into larger-than-life bronze sculptures. 
Tour all 14 Stations of the Cross

Eichinger Sculpture Studio and four other teams of master sculptors around the country have created the grandest example of the Stations of the Cross ever seen.

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.

Smaller versions of each of the 14 Stations of the Cross are also available in bronze approximately 22" tall. 

The Cloisters on the Platte monastery and retreat facility is the vision of entrepreneur and philanthropist, Joe Ricketts. Opened in July of 2018, the monastery offers a silent retreat experience in the Jesuit tradition. Visit the Cloisters On the Platte website

Jesus Speaks to Women of Jerusalem
Jesus Carrying the Cross
Detail of Women of Jerusalem
Bronze grouping: Women of Jerusalem
Detail - Bronze boy with goat
Crucifixion detail - Jesus and cross
Detail bronze of Women of Jerusalem
Detail of Bronze Face
Bronze group react to Jesus
Women of Jerusalem
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Overhead sketch for Station #6
Conceptual Clay models
Conceptual Clay models
Live models
Digital prints of models
Clay sculptures
Clay sculptures
Clay sculpture details
Clay sculpture assembly
Detailing each sculpture
The master sculptor's critical eye
Final approval
Matching details
Digital scans
Casting and finishing

Commissioned Busts

 

Two recent portrait busts created for the  Portland Valley Scottish Rite Statuary Hall at their 113-year old Center in downtown Portland, Oregon.  We integrated digital scanning technology to capture physical features of both the former and current Sovereign Grand Inspectors General. After creating a foam foundation, clay was added and fine details rendered. Additional photographs and dimensional castings were made of many of the organization’s symbols, which we carefully incorporated into the sculptures. Form there, elegant bronze castings were created.

James (Jim) Taylor

Past Sovereign Grand Inspector General

Gary Kuny​

Current Sovereign Grand Inspector General

Rafik Hariri Bust

Georgetown University

Rafik Hariri, Former Prime Minister of Lebanon (1950-2005)​

Bronze bust commissioned by Hariri Foundation and Georgetown University to honor the the statesmanship, mentorship and educational commitment of Rafik Hariri.

 

The bronze cast is placed at the Rafik B. Hariri Building, home of the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.  

See the finished sculpture as it was unveiled in October, 2018. 

Eichinger Sculpture Studio

2516 SE Division St. - Portland, OR 97202   -   Tel:  503-223-0626

Clay sculpture assembly

The individual sculptures are positioned into their final composition. The armatures that support the sculptures are still visible.