Pat Luders, Sculptor

Elaine's shoes

Added on by Pat Luder.

I had the incredible privilege and challenge of creating full size bronze running shoes in honour of a very brave young nurse who lost her life to cancer. Before Elaine died, she and her husband decided they would like to have a pair of her running shoes cast in bronze for each of their two young children, and a third pair for the community they came to love.  

This was the most technically and emotionally challenging project I have ever attempted and was really hoping I'd be able to fulfill their wishes for the sculpture.  I'm grateful for the outcome and particularly thrilled that the foundry took such great care with the project, understanding the reason the shoes were created!

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