Carolyn Palmer is an accomplished sculptor whose passion is creating larger than life-size bronze busts and figures, many of which are displayed in prominent museums and public venues as well as in various private collections.
Carolyn's most recent work is a spectacular sculpture of Pope Francis which greeted the Holy Father in the foyer of the Papal Residence in NYC. The Holy Pontiff performed a special benediction over it during his visit to the USA in 2015.
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Another prestigious commission was for the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, NY where she created two dynamic bronze busts of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt for the main entrance of the newly renovated Library. Her impressive pieces caught the attention of the New York Times where they were photographed and published for the library’s extensive newspaper article in 2013.
These renown and larger than life size bronze Roosevelt busts will proudly greet over 100,000 visitors each year.
Carolyn also has her sculptures on loan at the New-York Historical Society in New York City, the Sara Delano Roosevelt House at Hunter College in NYC and the New York State Museum in Albany, NY where they were featured in a recent exhibition.
Her first edition of Orville and Wilbur Wright were commissioned by a Sanford/Orlando (FL) Airport and proudly displayed in the terminal entrance. Terrwilliger Productions (a Los Angeles-based aviation motion picture production company) purchased a second edition of her Wright Brothers. (www.terwilligerproductions.com)
Another prestigious commission was her larger-than-life-size (full figure) bronze Thomas Jefferson which highlights the lobby of the distinguished Jefferson Center in Syracuse NY, where a televised celebration was unveiled by Mayor Matt Driscoll in 2004.
She was also chosen by Mayor Christopher Doherty of Scranton PA to create a life-size park scene of Scranton natives, Vice President Joe Biden and former Pennsylvania Governor Robert P. Casey. The project moves forward pending financial support.
CBS discovered Carolyn's talent and are presently renting her sculptures for the set of the television series, "Madam Secretary."
Most recently, Carolyn unanimously won a national competition to sculpt a life size bronze figure of Lucille Ball for Lucy's hometown in Jamestown NY. The unveiling was on Lucy's birthday, August 6, 2016.