Sunday, October 11, 2009
World's largest statue of a woman with a badger on her head?
My photo of the Capitol dome reflected in windows across the street at sunset was taken a few days before they put up the scaffolding that now surrounds the top of the dome. They must be doing some more renovation. The statue is by sculptor Daniel Chester French.
She is a gilded bronze statue named "Wisconsin," which symbolizes the state motto, "Forward." Wisconsin is 15 feet, 5 inches tall and weighs over 3 tons.
That must make her the largest statue of a woman with a badger on her head in the world. I mean, who else would bother?