This video shows a small-scale maquette of the main sculpture for the National US World War I memorial planned for Pershing Park in Washington DC - this is the memorial's sculptural element, and also provides a great explanation on Sabin Howard, the sculptor's choices for the artistic vision, narrative, and symbolism, of the ultimate piece.
Sabin has been working on the maquette in New Zealand, with the digital effects team at the famous Weta Workshop. Weta Workshop is a multi-award winning design studio and physical manufacturing facility servicing the world's entertainment and creative industries. The studio is run by five-time Oscar-winning Design/Effects Supervisor Richard Taylor, and has provided special/digital effects for such film projects as THE LORD OF THE RINGS series.
The World War I Memorial's creative team, to include Sabin and designer Joseph Weishaar, look forward to sharing the maquette with the public stateside in early 2018.
The memorial's development process continues, as we work closely with the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, the National Capital Planning Commission, the National Park Service, and others, to create the best possible plans for the Congressionally-authorized site at DC's Pershing Park.
Information on America's World War I Memorial can be found at ww1cc.org/memorial