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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Current Sovereign Grand Inspector General
Rafik Hariri Bust
Rafik Hariri, Former Prime Minister of Lebanon (1950-2005)
The bronze cast is placed at the Rafik B. Hariri Building, home of the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.