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American Bronze Sculptor

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Glenna Goodacre is considered by many to be America's sculptor...

GLENNA GOODACRE_STUDIO

"SACAGAWEA"
New Millennium Golden Dollar Coin produced by the United States Mint
, Washington, DC, USA

One of Glenna Goodacre's contributions to America is her rendering of Sacagawea on the obverse side of the new millennium golden dollar coin that was released into circulation by the United States Mint in 2001.

Goodacre's touching portrayal of Sacagawea was selected above 121 submissions by 23 other sculptors.




"VIETNAM WOMEN'S MEMORIAL" in Washington, DC, USA
On Veteran's Day, November 11, 1993, Glenna Goodacre's sculpture touched the lives of millions with the unveiling of the Vietnam Women's Memorial at The Vietnam Wall on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. .


Goodacre's sculpture, in both its design and breadth, honors and pays tribute to the eleven thousand American women who served in the military during the Vietnam War. The bronze maquette of the Vietnam Women's Memorial can be seen at Galleria Silecchia.

At that dedication ceremony Glenna said:

"My desire to create a lasting tribute to the American woman serving in Vietnam is founded upon my deep respect for each of them, and my heartfelt prayer for their 'healing and hope'. I have been humbled by the enormity of such a task yet incredibly honored by the overwhelming gratitude of the veterans. The emphasis of this tribute is centered on their emotions: their compassion, their anxiety, their fatigue, and above all, their dedication.

My first concern in designing this sculpture was to arrange the four figures in a composition that is interesting from all angles: a true sculpture in the round. The photos from Vietnam often included stacks of sandbags. It seemed natural for a nurse 'in a moment of crisis' to be supported by sandbags as she serves as the life support for a wounded soldier lying across her lap. The standing woman looks up, in search of a med-i-vac helicopter or, perhaps, in search of help from God.

The kneeling figure has been called 'the heart and soul' of the piece because so many vets see themselves in her. She stares at an empty helmet, her posture reflecting her despair, frustrations, and all the horrors of war. The soldier's face is half-covered by a bandage, creating an anonymous figure with which veterans can identify. Even though he is wounded, he will live. I want this to be a monument for the living.

That my hands can shape the clay which might touch the hearts and heal the wounds of those who served fills me with humility and deep satisfaction. I can only hope that future generations who view the sculpture will stand in tribute to these women who served during the Vietnam era."

GLENNA GOODACRE


For more information about the contributions made by American women and the Vietnam Women's Memorial go to VietnamWomensMemorial.org

 
"IRISH MEMORIAL" at Penns Landing, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Glenna Goodacre's Irish Memorial is installed in Philadelphia, PA. This monumental memorial was commissioned by the Philadelphia business community to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Great Hunger. Read the history of this project.
GLENNA GOODACRE IRISH MEMORIAL
The IRISH MEMORIAL
at the foundry in Colorado
 

An Irish Madonna was installed in April 2007 at
University of Notre Dame in the Eck Visitor Center
as a gift from Alumnus Frank O'Brien and his wife MaryBeth O'Brien
in loving memory of their son Frank Edward O'Brien III.

IRISH MADONNA
Bronze Edition of 15
5 feet 10 inches high x 31" wide x 28" deep

$60,000

Link to Inspirations Sculpture from the
Irish Memorial Project

 

Contact Galleria Silecchia for more on American sculptor, Glenna Goodacre.

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The artist reserves all reproduction
and copyrights.


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GLENNA GOODACRE - SACAGAWEA
Sacagawea Golden Dollar Coin
Released by the US Mint in January 2001



Glenna Goodacre with one of her preliminary coin designs and
Randy L' Teton, a Shoshone-Bannock college student who was her model
for the figure of Sacagawea on the coin. Photo by Doug Merriam



GLENNA GOODACRE_DOLLAR COIN DESIGN
Dollar Coin Design in bronze
Bronze Edition of 200
Link to Goodacre Coin Collectibles


 


 


GLENNA GOODACRE - WOMENS VIETNAM MEORIAL

VIETNAM WOMEN'S MEMORIAL MAQUETTE
Bronze Edition of 100 on revolving wood base
25"h x 27"w x 17"d
$ 20,000

 

 

 

 

Photo of Glenna Goodacre by Patrick Hughes
at the Vietnam Women's Memorial Dedication Ceremony on
November 13, 1993






 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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