Working extensively with Linda Prefontaine, Steve’s sister, American sculptor Mike Leckie has created a limited-edition bronze statue of Steve ‘Pre’ Prefontaine. A maquette, a small model of a proposed sculpture, performs a similar function as a sketch to a painting. Historically, a maquette could be formed out of various materials such as wax or terracotta, and sometimes cast into a bronze as its own edition.
More than two years in the making of the Pre Maquette, he stands 24″ tall x 10″ wide x 16″ depth. It is cast in the lost wax method at the Calcagno Studios in Boring, Oregon.
This bronze portrait is of an American icon, an inspiration, depicted turning the last curve of the race, pushing himself through the exhaustion to the finish line.
Pre 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.