Oklahoma woman honored to create sculpture of famed racehorse Secretariat


PROJECT.>>ONCE I GET STARTED ON A
PROJECT, I’M OBSESSIVE. PERRIS: SHE’S BEEN AT IT FOR
MONTHS. JOCELYN RUSSELL SAYS THERE WAS
COUNTLESS HOURS OF RESEARCH AND
THEN TRAVELING ACROSS THE
COUNTRY ALL TO CAPTURE THE
GREATNESS OF THE FAMED HORS.>>THE HORSE WAS ABSOLUTELY
AMAZING. I MEAN HE WAS JUST CITED AS THE
, GREATEST RACEHORSES EVER. PERRIS: WHEN IT’S FINISHED SHE
SAYS THE LIFE-LIKE MONUMENT WILL
BE AROUND 11.5 FEET TALL
WEIGHING OVER 4000 POUNDS. IT WILL THEN BE INSTALLED IN A
ROUNDABOUT IN LEXINGTON,
KENTUCKY.>>I THINK AS A CHILD, I WANTED
TO BE A HORSE, SO TO BE ABLE TO
WORK ON ONE OF THE GREATEST
HORSES EVER, IT WAS ALMOST LIKE
I HAD MY HANDS ON HIM. BECAUSE I REALLY AM TRYING TO
BREATHE LIFE INTO THE SCULPTURE. PERRIS: TO PUT IN PERSPECTIVE
JUST HOW MASSIVE THIS SCULPTURE
IS, I’M ABOUT 6’1” AND THESE ARE
THE LEGS FOR THE HORSE. JOCELYN TELLS ME BEING ASKED TO
WORK ON THIS MEANS THE WORLD AND
SHE HOPES SHE’S ABLE TO DO
SECRETARIAT’S LEGACY JUSTICE.>>IT, IT IS EXCITING FOR ME,
AND IT’S ALSO CHALLENGING TO TRY
TO BRING THAT WHOLE EVERYBODY’

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