Sculptor Carolyn Palmer has created a life-size bronze figure of a new Lucille Ball statue for the town of Celoron, NY, Lucy’s hometown. Palmer’s sculpture is set be unveiled this Saturday, June 6 at 12 p.m. ET to coincide with what would have been her 105th birthday.
During the nine-month creation of her bronze, Carolyn researched Lucy’s essence by watching countless “I Love Lucy” episodes, hiring models to pose in 50’s style retro swing dresses and even purchasing a redhead wig for visual inspiration.
“I not only wanted to portray the playful, animated and spontaneous Lucy, but also the glamorous Hollywood icon,” said Carolyn Palmer. “I just hope that all the Lucy fans are pleased and that Lucille Ball herself would have enjoyed this image of her.”