Location: Morgantown, WV, WVU Basketball Colissieum
Jamie Lester was awarded the commission for the larger than life bronze statue of Basketball great Jerry West in April 2006. The bronze sculpture was installed at the WVU Coliseum in Morgantown, WV and unveiled in February of 2007.
Our goal was to capture the intensity and athleticism of Jerry West. The source photo selected was a little stiff so we injected movement and speed into the pose, imagining a game moment where West is making an important decision as a point guard. The sculpture becomes a snapshot of a moment in time.
Jeff was instrumental in the delivery and installation of this project. This project was the birth of the Vandalia Bronze working relationship. Also, Jeff heard about this potential project on the radio and alerted me to its possibility.