Catherine of Coolock Bronze Statue
The design of this beautiful statue was intended to depict a traditional and historically accurate interpretation of Catherine McAuley, founder of the Sisters of Mercy, rather than an abstract work. We relied heavily on written descriptions of Catherine from letters of those who had met her to achieve this outcome.
The production of the statue was an 18 month project involving the entire team at Carter & Co. Creative, from meticulously researching dress and hairstyles from the early 1820s to detailed life drawing sketches from every angle. Then using the latest technology, we created a 3D model from the intricate illustrations and worked closely with sculptor David Sho throughout the clay and wax processes used to create the final bronze.
The life size bronze statue is the exact height of Catherine standing at 167cm upon a solid marble plinth that is 1 metre high. Together, the statue and plinth weigh almost 2 tonne. The reception statue stands at 60cm tall atop a 10cm solid marble plinth.