HENRY FORD II

Artist: Richard Miller
Commissioned: 1996
Located: Dearborn, MI

The commission to do the monumental, full-length, life size bronze of Henry Ford II was awarded after a careful review of the world's leading sculptors. On June 12th, 1996, it was unveiled by Richard and Edsel Ford at the rededication ceremonies for the Henry Ford II World Center in Dearborn, Michigan, (popularly referred to as the "Glass House").

It will remain as a center piece in the main lobby. The posthumous sculpture was based on the available photography and video tape. On viewing the finished model, Edsel looked into his father's face and said, "He looks so real, it gives me goose bumps".

HENRY FORD II & WALTER P. REUTHER

Artist: Richard Miller
Commissioned: 1997
Located: Detroit, MI

This commission to do a life-size bronze monument of Walter P. Reuther and Henry Ford II shaking hands across a bargaining table was dedicated on October 1st, 1997. It stands in the main lobby of the new UAW-Ford building at the foot of Woodward Avenue in the heart of downtown Detroit.
ORVILLE HUBBARD

Artist: Janice Trimpe
Commissioned: 1989
Located: Dearborn, MI

In the late 80's, Trimpe was commissioned to create a life-size bronze statue of Dearborn, Mi. former Mayor Orville Hubbard. Due to time limitations, Trimpe worked directly on the life-size sculpture without the help of a maquette. This monument is located in front of Dearborn's City Hall.
APPLE OF MY EYE

Artist: Janice Trimpe
Commissioned: 1998
Located: Mount Clemens, MI

In September of 1998 Trimpe designed the monument called "Apple of my Eye," two figures, a grandfather and his granddaughter, playing checkers where the artist captures the proud love of the grandfather. This bronze monument was installed in the spring of 2000 in Mount Clemens, MI.
JOE LOUIS

Artist: Ed Hamilton
Commissioned: 1987
Located: Detroit, MI

Born Joseph Louis Barrow near Lafayette, Alabama. He became the heavyweight boxing champion of the world defeating James Braddock in 1937. Louis was best known for his defeat of the German Max Schmeling during the height of the Nazi era. Louis was raised from the age of 12 in Detroit and because of that fact this 14 foot bronze sculpture was erected in the Cobo Hall Lobby to commemorate the brilliant boxing career of Detroit's own Joe Louis.
THOMAS EDISON

Artist: Mino Kramer
Commissioned: 1993
Located: Port Huron, MI

Life-size bronze sculpture depicting the worlds most famous inventor Thomas Alva Edison. Edison had over 1000 inventions, the most famous being the electric light, phonograph and motion picture camera. Sculpted by Mino Kramer, this exquisite monument is found on the shores of Lake Huron.
GOMIDAS

Artist: Unknown
Commissioned: 1982
Located: Detroit, MI

This life-size bronze sculpture, located in downtown Detroit, commemorates the life of the Armenian Saint Gomidas.
EDISON MEMORIAL FOUNTAIN

Artist: Phyliss Nordine
Commissioned: 1982
Located: University Mall, The University of Toledo, Toledo, OH
WYANDOTTE INDIAN MEMORIAL

Artist: Mino Kramer
Commissioned: 1999
Located: Wyandotte, MI

Life-size bronze monument dedicated to Native American Indians and sculpted by Mino Kramer.
FLYING PTERODACTYLS

Artist: Marshall Fredericks
Commissioned: 1995
Located: Saginaw, MI

Sculpted by the renowned sculptor Marshall Fredericks and housed in front of the Marshall Fredericks Sculpture Gallery at Saginaw Valley State University, Michigan.
VIETNAM WAR MEMORIAL

Artist: Derrick Rainey
Commissioned: 1994
Located: Mt. Pleasant, MI

This sculpture is dedicated to the fighting men and women of the Vietnam war. The piece was sculpted by Derrick Rainey and commissioned by the Vietnam Veterans of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.



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