Seattle will pay tribute to one of its famous guitarist when a statue of Chris Cornell is raised after the museum of pop culture. Of course the vent will hold on August 29th at the museum’s gold south entrance.
Here’s what his widow, Vicky Cornell said in a press release:
“Even though Chris’ music touched the lives of millions around the world, there is no better place than Seattle to honor and celebrate both his contribution to music history, as well as Seattle’s unique place in popular music, with an enduring symbol of a beloved artist, father and husband.”
“Our children and I are deeply moved by the continued outpouring of love, compassion, and support, and this is our gift to the Museum of Pop Culture and to Seattle – our gift back to the tight-knit community that gave him his start.”
Jasen Emmons of the museum also added:
“MoPOP is honored to receive this gift from the Cornell family and pay tribute to one of the most powerful and important voices in popular music.”
“MoPOP serves to celebrate the Seattle music scene and the luminaries who have emerged from the Northwest and Chris was a key figure who has made a lasting impact on generations worldwide.”
The sculpture which was created by Nick Marras shows Chris posing with guitar while putting on his signature boots.
Marras had told TMZ how he was ablt to come up with the project. He said she had seen his work at the graveyard of actor Anton Yelchin who is buried at the Hollywood forever cemetary, and was hired. He started working on it in arch after she gave him a photo of her hsuband. He then got a friend of his son’s who was Chris height, 6’3 to model for him. From there he built it out of foam, covered it with oil based clay and had it bronzed.
Here’s the tweet from TMZ with the first look of Chris Cornell sculpture.
Chris Cornell Sculpture Completed https://t.co/5VWbJmmY2m
— TMZ (@TMZ) July 20, 2018
Chris Cornell whose real name is Christopher John Cornell was a famous American singer, song writer, guitarist who passed away on May 18, 2017.
He was known as the lead vocalist for the rock band Soundgarden and Audioslave.
He had hit songs like Nothing compares to you, You know my name and Nearly forgot my broken heart.