The Dodgers today announced that the Jackie Robinson statue, a project Stan Kasten breathed into existence in April, has a sculptor: Branly Cadet.
According to a team press release,
Cadet, who lived in Brooklyn before settling on the west coast in Oakland, CA, is creating the Robinson piece around the theme, “Leveling the Playing Field.” Cadet’s previous works include the William Shakespeare medallion at the former Booth Theatre site in New York City, and the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Memorial in front of the New York State Office Building in New York City. He is also currently working on a privately funded large-scale monument for the City of Philadelphia.
The Robinson statue will be approximately nine to ten feet tall and, once completed, will be unveiled at Dodger Stadium at a location to be determined.
As for when we might see the statue, the release mentions only that it will be unveiled “during the 2016 season.”
Rachel Robinson, Jackie’s widow, is quoted in the release as saying that “Branly Cadet’s excitement for the project is heartening, and I look forward to the unveiling with great enthusiasm.”