custom bronze statue

“Ascending Christ”

The Ascending Christ is Rip’s latest commission for the Diocese of Wichita in Kansas. This monument will stand 12 feet tall when completed and will be placed on top of a 20 ft granite pillar, overlooking the Ascension Cemetery, also in Wichita, KS. Rip was commissioned last year to sculpt the image of Mary, Joseph and The Crucifixion for the Diocese and feels that this image of Christ ascending into Heaven, completes the full circle. The monument is scheduled for completion in late fall of 2013 and will be unveiled at the Cemetery in November in conjunction with All Saint’s Day.