Chelsea Manning

Chelsea Manning

I’m working on a bronze head and shoulders (on Portland stone plinth) of Chelsea Manning which I want to permanently install in Haverfordwest, Wales where Chelsea’s family on her mother’s side come from.
Chelsea Manning (born Bradley Manning in 1987) is a US Army soldier who was sentenced in 2013 to 35 years’ in prison after disclosing to WikiLeaks nearly three-quarters of a million classified or unclassified military and diplomatic documentsThe bronze I’m working on is based on an illustration of Chelsea by Philadelphia portrait artist Alicia Neal as there are no existing photographs of her given that Bradley only began transitioning while in prison. Neal developed the illustration of her using existing photographs of Bradley in combination with written instructions from Chelsea at United States Penitentiary, Leavenworth, Kansas where she is serving her sentence. I am currently working from Alicia Neal’s illustration with a 3D modeller in order to create an STL file (STereoLithography) from which I will produce miniature versions of the sculpture as well as a finished life size version to work from in the bronze foundry where I will cast the head and shoulders

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