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Addison Caldwell
Walking Toward the Light

Medium: Bronze, unveiled October 20, 2005

Type of Work: Commissioned Portrait

Comments: In October, 1872, 'Add' Caldwell and his brother Milton hiked 28 miles over the mountains to enroll at Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College in Blacksburg. Add, quicker, arrived first and is remembered as the first student of Virginia Tech. "The story has the rustic quality of folklore," says Lawrence, "and is wonderfully symbolic."

The portrait bust / head study (below-left) is based on Caldwell's Corps of Cadets photograph.

 
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In-process photos: 05-27-06

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VT Corps of Cadets photo  
2005 Maquette

LINK: News Story


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Lawrence Reid Bechtel specializes in portraiture and public sculpture.

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