Project Info

Comerica Park Tiger Sculptures 2000

In 1999, I was asked to create tiger models for the new stadium of the Detroit Tigers Baseball Team. After creating four models they were enlarged approximately 16 x to their current size. Average length of the striding tigers are 33 feet long by 12 feet tall. These are very likely the largest scale tiger sculptures in the Western Hemisphere. The largest is the photo -op tiger in front of the north gate at 15 feet tall at the shoulders. The tiger models were digitally scanned using the technology at the time. The information was sent to a shop in RI to create sections in 4" thick styrofoam. These puzzle pieces were then assembled around a channel Iron frame. I used Structo-lite rather than clay to sculpt them given the limited time and required surface needed. They were then coated with a polyester resin and then lightly sand blasted to give the illusion of stone. There are a total of nine tigers. Five at the north gate, two at the south gate and two painted tigers on the 100 foot tall score board. The eyes light up if the team gets a home run. There are also 33 tiger head lights around the stadium the balls in the mouths of the tigers light up. The following is a short film on the making of the tigers. The stadium was dedicated in April 2000.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFe_LOi_6qY

More information : http://www.keropiansculpture.com/architectural_sculpture.html

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