Fund Doug McLean's Galveston "Hope" Sculpture

Galveston artist Doug McLean has spent more than three years creating his interpretation of the long lost Pompeo Coppini plaster study, circa 1904, depicting the victims and survivors of the 1900 Storm, which was meant to be installed in Galveston over a century ago. Doug’s sculpture, entitled "Hope," on its base will stand nearly nine feet tall and will provide a powerful monument to the victims and the heroic citizens who rebuilt the island after each storm. The Funding Campaign for the sculpture has commenced assuring that Doug’s clay study can be cast in bronze at a Texas foundry and installed in Galveston within the 120th Anniversary year of the Great Storm.

“I want to memorialize those lost in the 1900 Storm and honor the survivors for their strength and courage to move forward and rebuild in what is still considered one of our country’s greatest reconstruction efforts,” he says. “It is also important to me to honor the powerful role of women in our island’s history who through their maternal love, community involvement, philanthropy, strong influence on governmental policies, and emphasis on education in our community all provided the best for future generations.”

McLean is seeking donors to fund the molding and casting of the sculpture. This GoFundMe account will pay for the mold making and casting of the project. "Hope" will be cast in bronze. The bronze casting will be done in a foundry in Smithville, TX.  The sculpture is going to be installed in Galveston's new city park located adjacent to City Hall. 

For more information on the “Hope” sculpture, visit Galveston Sculpture Org. Galveston Sculpture is a non-profit organization filed in the State of Texas with 501(c)(3) status pending with the IRS.

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  • Diane Kelly 
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
  • Christine Hopkins 
    • $250 
    • 1 mo


Joyce McLean 
Galveston, TX
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