"Deidre" and "Maura"
2 lifesize bronzes
A gift from Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Donnelly, unveiled on November 1, 2000.
Don F. Wiegand
St. Louis sculptor
Don Wiegand continues to evolve powerfully within the American figurative tradition. His extraordinary works of commemorative sculpture and portraiture have drawn international acclaim not only for their perfection of execution, but also for the emotional response thir unveilings capture. He links his creative powers to meticulous research - capturing the organizing form on an emotional level in combinations that render his subject's living character and emotions.
South of the Climatron®
"Deidre" and "Maura" represent the daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Donnelly. The pieces depict the girls in a playful running motion, with the older sibling leading the younger one. The figures of the two sisters were commissioned by the Donnellys when their daughters were 9 and 12 years old. The girls are now in their mid-twenties. .