May 1, 2017, Brooklyn, NY — With precision and dedication, StudioEIS has completed a remarkable project that was unveiled on April 19 at the grand opening of the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia, where former Vice President Joe Biden delivered the keynote address.
The opening festivities at the museum commemorated the 242nd anniversary of the “shot heard round the world” – the opening salvo of the American Revolutionary War.
StudioEIS spent more than a year and a half working closely with the curatorial staff and R.Scott Stephenson, Director of Interpretation and Collections of MOAR, as well as the most talented sculptors, painters, wig makers and 18th century costume specialists to create the life-like sculpted figures who appear individually and in historical tableaux.
The diverse cast of characters includes: George Washington breaking up a brawl in Harvard Yard between soldiers of different colonies, an emotional reunion on the banks of the Delaware River in December 1776 with Charles Wilson Peale and his brother James, mounted troopers of the British Legion in the 1780 Battle of Waxhaws and a soldier who is part of an angry mob pulling down the statue of King George III in Manhattan.
The recreation of the King George III gilded lead statue is a centerpiece in the museum’s exhibit, “Road to Independence.” StudioEIS produced the sculpture digitally transforming a vague idea of what the statue looked like, and not seen in 240 years, into the full scale sculpture resting atop a marble pedestal and representing the symbolic dismantling of the monarchy in America.