origin of the Princess sculpture goes back many
years to around 1887 when the editor of the Eagle, Marshall
M. Murdock, promoted the greatness of Wichita by
naming the city The Peerless Princess of the Plains.
A hundred years later, there were centennial
articles in the newspaper about the Princess.
The name stayed with me and a little later I
sculpted my version of her for the Hill.
as the structure of the sculpture itself, some
people find a visual harmony in its repetition of
similarly shaped pieces of different size. A
friend of mine said that it reminded him of the
musical repetitions in Bach composition. Few
know what that comparison means, but I kind of like