Sculptor envisions twin statues at mouth of Thames River

14 Jan 2020

Community Interest

New London — The Connecticut sculptor who created the widely praised statue of the goddess Athena standing watch in downtown New London is contemplating a much larger project — one that spans the Thames River.

Killingworth sculptor Renée Rhodes excitedly uses phrases like “iconic landmark,” when describing the concept of the Thames River Twin Gateway Sculptures — 30-foot-tall, bronze statues of female figures that would adorn the opposite banks of the river in Groton and New London.

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