Historically, a maquette can be created from of a variety of materials such as wax, terracotta, stone, or many other mediums. However, Steve Prefontaine’s maquette was sculpted with clay, using a wire armature for support. It then followed the same old-world technique of making a mold to be sent to the foundry to be cast into bronze. The larger than life piece will go through the same process.
After being hand-sculpted, this maquette was cast into bronze and will be made available for purchase. This limited-edition of 225 statues will benefit the artist, Pre’s sister, Linda, and also the Steve Prefontaine Foundation. This 24″ bronze statue weighs 35 pounds and serves as a reminder of one Pre’s most influential and encouraging messages:
“To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift.”
My brother believed in helping people be the best that they can be by setting the example of hard work, goal setting and commitment to the sport he loved.