Carol’s sculpture of Sacajawea was inspired by her love of the Lewis and Clark Trail. Carol rode horses and hiked many miles in the footsteps of the expedition. She said the statue of Sacajawea “exemplifies the feelings that were stirred within my soul: I have seen her in my mind’s eye, a woman of great strength and perseverance. In her face a great determination. Sacajawea is truly a culmination of my career and represents the perseverance we all must have to proceed on in times of trouble.”
This premiere piece of Carol’s artwork depicts Sacajawea and her 4-month-old baby, Jean Baptiste, or Pomp, climbing a hill near the Great Falls of the Missouri in 1805. “It was right after she was really sick and started to make the portage. I thought that was a good time to depict her arduous journey.”
Carol passed away on March 9, 2009, but she would be pleased to know that her statues of Sacajawea were placed at three sites along the National Historic Trail after her death. They are located at:
l. Lewiston, Idaho: Sacajawea is in front of Sacajawea Hall at Lewis-Clark College.
2. Dayton, Washington: Sacajawea is near the entry to the new Historic Pathway.
3. Great Falls, Montana: Sacajawea is near the banks of the Missouri River at new The Missouri River Federal Courthouse.
Monument Size: 60"x30"x96" Edition of 10
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