This sculpture represents my desire and interest in commemorating the great lives of Karl of Austria and his wife, the Empress Zita. With the cause of Karl’s canonization underway, it is my belief that a monument is required to showcase his exemplar example of leadership, saintliness and heroic actions during WWI, and most especially his and Zita’s witness to holiness in marriage. In 2019, I developed and executed this scale mock-up to represent a possible life size monument to the couple, with the hopes that it might be fully realized in an appropriate space so as to bring devotion to Karl and Zita and further their cause for canonization.

If you have a devotion to Karl and would like to help contribute to this project, please contact me.