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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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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