The Virgin Annunciate and St. Joseph, the Carpenter

Larger-than-life-size Carrara Marble

Commissioned by: Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, Potomac, Maryland

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Portrait Gallery 

The Claire McCardell Project

Larger-than-life-size bronze, currently in process

Commissioned by: The Frederick Art Club for the Citizen of Frederick, Maryland

About the Claire McCardell Project: 

The Frederick Art Club, a woman's organization celebrating 120 years, has commissioned Sarah Hempel Irani to create a larger-than-life-size sculpture of fashion icon and innovator, Claire McCardell, for the award-winning Carroll Creek Linear Park in Frederick, Maryland. The project began in 2019 with an 18" maquette and significant fundraising effort. First, Sarah sculpted a half-scale clay model, then it was enlarged by hand to full-scale in clay. Sarah is finishing the details on the clay before sending it to the bronze foundry for an anticipated September installation.

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S8 E09: Armature and Astonishment with Sarah Hempel IraniMakers & Mystics Podcast
00:00 / 01:04
Sarah Hempel Irani, "Where Michelangelo Stood.."The Seminary Explores Podcast
00:00 / 45:36

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