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#AskAMogulAnything:Hi,I'mKristenVisbal.I'mALewesArtist&theSculptoroftheWorldFamous'FearlessGirl'BronzeStatueOnNYC'sWallStreet.Askmeanything!YourquestionswillbeansweredLIVE1/31at11:00amET.

Kristen Visbal
Kristen Visbal Renowned Artist & Sculptor of the Fearless Girl Statue

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Hi! I'm Kristen. I was born an American citizen in Uruguay, daughter to an American  Foreign Service diplomat.  I'm a bronze sculptor raised in the United States. I attended the University of Arizona in Tucson and earned a Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude from Salisbury State University, Salisbury, MD in 1995.

My passionate attention to detail and fluid movement are the distinguishing characteristics reflected in my work.  The uniquely ephemeral quality of my bronze compositions capture the fleeting image and carry my stamp of originality.  These expressive figurative and animal bronze works range in size from tiny miniature studies to grand public monuments, such as Jacksonville, Florida's Passing The Torch which depicts 1964 Olympic gold medalist and Dallas Cowboy football star, Bob Hayes, hailed as the "fastest man on earth" for 32 years. 

Other public works include the award winning ten foot Sea Express of a boy and dolphin for Jacksonville Beach, FL and it’s companion work In Search Of Atlantis of a girl and green turtle in Atlantic Beach. The American Cape- at 12 1/2 feet- is the largest rendition of Alexander Hamilton to date. My exciting new project for Ohio’s Miami University includes 9 seven foot Hall Of Fame football coaches to be installed in the Cradle Of Coaches Plaza by the fall of 2011.

My ability to capture emotion and the accuracy of my work is largely innate. Greatly inspired by the sea, I originally migrated to the Delaware Eastern Shore in 1988 from my hometown in Potomac, MD.  After attending the University of Arizona in Tucson and a career in sales and hotel marketing  in Washington, DC, I returned to college to earn a BA in Art, summa cum laude, from nearby Salisbury State University in Salisbury, MD.  Limited equipment at the University led me to collaborate with two area metal shops where she created several abstract works. 

Post graduation, I apprenticed briefly with Virginia Eastern Shore wildlife sculptor William Turner. There, I met a mold maker who directed her the prestigious Johnson Atelier Art Foundry in Mercerville, NJ where he had been an instructor. I embarked on a three year apprenticeship at the foundry to study the technical aspects of Lost Wax Bronze Casting.
As an apprentice at the internationally acclaimed foundry, I honed the skills necessary to create and oversee the production of her bronze sculptures.  I was awarded an internship in mold making and subsequently taught a mold workshop. I returned to Delaware’s Eastern Shore in September 1998 to establish her modeling studio on a vineyard in Lewes, DE.  I immediately began work on the private twelve and a half foot basketball composition, The Players; an engineering feat with two airborne figures.

My work has become part of many important public and private collections, including her first commissions by  the former Vice President of Colonial Williamsburg and the former Merrill Lynch corporation. My 'Jessica' received the Charlotte Dunwiddie Memorial Award for a Realistic Sculpture through the Pen And Brush Club and her bengal tiger, The Prowler, won the Gold Medal Of Honor at the National Arts Club in New York city.  

I was a frequent participant of the former annual Brookgreen Gardens Sculpture Park Curator's Auction in Murrells Inlet, SC and my work has been exhibited at the Lincoln Center, The Pen and Brush Club, the National Sculpture Society, and the National Arts Club in New York City, as well as the Symposium For The Preservation And Biology Of Sea Turtles in Orlando, Florida, the Woodburn Governor's Mansion in Dover, Delaware, the Easton Waterfowl Festival in Easton, MD, and the Ward Wildfowl Museum in Salisbury, MD. Visbal is a member of National Sculpture Society, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Arts Club, Pen and Brush Club and the Allied Artists Of America, all in New York City.  

I continue to focus on public sculpture in her Lewes, Delaware studio and will soon develop a series of work which seeks to distort realism through motion and will, in fact, realize motion in its most literal interpretation. Most recently my "Fearless Girl" sculpture ascended on New York's Wall Street on March 8, 2017 in celebration of International Women’s Day. What happened next was miraculous. People around the world wanted to know where she came from.  “Fearless Girl” was meant to be a temporary display, but New York mayor Bill de Blasio recently prolonged her stay until at least 2018.

Now's your chance to ask me anything! Please write your questions in the comments section below and I'll answer the questions live on Wednesday, January 31st at 11:00am ET.

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  • Danica
    11mo ago

    What tips do you have for any young sculptors that want to create art and make a social impact?

    What tips do you have for any young sculptors that want to create art and make a social impact?

    • Kristen Visbal
      Kristen Visbal Renowned Artist & Sculptor of the Fearless Girl Statue
      10mo ago

      Tips for young sculptors: • If you want to impact society, first be passionate about something. • The public will see through your design if you’re not sincere. • Sculpt what you’re familiar with. • Try joining a sculpture organization that like National Sculpture Society and get in the habit of creating for shows with a specific theme. 

      Tips for young sculptors: • If you want to impact society, first be passionate about something. • The public will see through your design if you’re not sincere. • Sculpt what you’re familiar with. • Try joining a sculpture organization that like National Sculpture Society and get in the habit of creating for shows with a specific theme. 

  • Danica
    11mo ago

    If "Fearless Girl" could speak, what would she say is the most important way to learn to be "fearless?"

    If "Fearless Girl" could speak, what would she say is the most important way to learn to be "fearless?"

    • Kristen Visbal
      Kristen Visbal Renowned Artist & Sculptor of the Fearless Girl Statue
      10mo ago

      The most important way to be fearless? Focus on what is good and right and you will find the courage to face any obstacle. You must pull from deep inside. Take the time to know yourself through daily meditation. Understand that the hardest things to accomplish in life are often the most satisfying!

      The most important way to be fearless? Focus on what is good and right and you will find the courage to face any obstacle. You must pull from deep inside. Take the time to know yourself through daily meditation. Understand that the hardest things to accomplish in life are often the most satisfying!

  • gretchenmaurer
    11mo ago Chaplin, CT, United States

    Thank you for sharing your heart and art!  Hopefully she will be in NYC  permanently. For me, she is my MeToo story which I posted here.   https://youtu.be/QwZvYO00rwA

    Thank you for sharing your heart and art!  Hopefully she will be in NYC  permanently. For me, she is my MeToo story which I posted here.   https://youtu.be/QwZvYO00rwA

  • Kristen Visbal
    Kristen Visbal Renowned Artist & Sculptor of the Fearless Girl Statue
    10mo ago

    Hi Everyone!  I'm on line and open to all of your questions!


    Hi Everyone!  I'm on line and open to all of your questions!


  • Kristen Visbal
    Kristen Visbal Renowned Artist & Sculptor of the Fearless Girl Statue
    10mo ago

    Thanks for all of your questions!  I enjoyed participating in this session and am going to sign off now.   Remember, no matter what, BE FEARLESS!  You CAN!!

    Thanks for all of your questions!  I enjoyed participating in this session and am going to sign off now.   Remember, no matter what, BE FEARLESS!  You CAN!!

  • alliealliem
    11mo ago New York, NY, United States

    Hi @Kristen Visbal! It's great to meet you. What was your process for creating the Fearless Girl statue? What is your favorite part about it?

    Hi @Kristen Visbal! It's great to meet you. What was your process for creating the Fearless Girl statue? What is your favorite part about it?

    • Kristen Visbal
      Kristen Visbal Renowned Artist & Sculptor of the Fearless Girl Statue
      10mo ago

      HI!  The process I used was quite different than my typical approach.  For the past 10 years or so, I have been using a process called Digital enlargement that uses pipe insulation foam.  I realized a few years back that I was really sculpting in foam!  I am comfortable with it so, with Fearless Girl, I photographed two models.  I selected a frontal view and a side view and blew these two images up to the scale I was sculpting at-  life +6%.  I then cut out the images and laid them on 2" thick sheets of insulation foam and used a jigsaw to cut out the shape in foam.  I then glued two or three sheets of this foam together and began to work the foam- strong enough to hold its' own shape with armature inside- with pneumatic tools.  Once I had created the entire form with a good amount of detail, I could experiment with feet and leg placement.  Then , and only then, did I add clay and begin to model the surface.  To me, the sculpture would have been boring without a little motion and, wherever possible, I try to incorporate this motion.  I took a 6" diameter piece of foam and pulled a little dress over it.  I rented an industrial fan and let it blow the dress taking multiple shots.  I then used these photos, blended them together and created the movement in the clothing.  Movement.  That's always my favorite!

      HI!  The process I used was quite different than my typical approach.  For the past 10 years or so, I have been using a process called Digital enlargement that uses pipe insulation foam.  I realized a few years back that I was really sculpting in foam!  I am comfortable with it so, with Fearless Girl, I photographed two models.  I selected a frontal view and a side view and blew these two images up to the scale I was sculpting at-  life +6%.  I then cut out the images and laid them on 2" thick sheets of insulation foam and used a jigsaw to cut out the shape in foam.  I then glued two or three sheets of this foam together and began to work the foam- strong enough to hold its' own shape with armature inside- with pneumatic tools.  Once I had created the entire form with a good amount of detail, I could experiment with feet and leg placement.  Then , and only then, did I add clay and begin to model the surface.  To me, the sculpture would have been boring without a little motion and, wherever possible, I try to incorporate this motion.  I took a 6" diameter piece of foam and pulled a little dress over it.  I rented an industrial fan and let it blow the dress taking multiple shots.  I then used these photos, blended them together and created the movement in the clothing.  Movement.  That's always my favorite!

      • alliealliem
        10mo ago New York, NY, United States

        WOW that is so cool! Thank you :)

        WOW that is so cool! Thank you :)

  • alliealliem
    11mo ago New York, NY, United States

    As an ex-ad agency employee, the Fearless Girl is still the most talked about ad of 2017 and probably will be for years to come. It was my favorite ad of the year because it didn't feel like an ad at all. It did bring a brand (SSGA) to life that not many people had heard of before, but more importantly, it started conversations, took action and practiced what they preached in an industry where that isn't the standard. What are your thoughts on your this art as a medium for advertising? 

    As an ex-ad agency employee, the Fearless Girl is still the most talked about ad of 2017 and probably will be for years to come. It was my favorite ad of the year because it didn't feel like an ad at all. It did bring a brand (SSGA) to life that not many people had heard of before, but more importantly, it started conversations, took action and practiced what they preached in an industry where that isn't the standard. What are your thoughts on your this art as a medium for advertising? 

    • Kristen Visbal
      Kristen Visbal Renowned Artist & Sculptor of the Fearless Girl Statue
      10mo ago

      HI.  The advertising business is a lot of fun and, yes, McCann New York came up with a great campaign here.  It didn't feel like an ad because this promotions' origins were completely sincere.  A few women, feeling their ideas weren't always being heard, wanted very much to do something with Charging Bull because the work, along with all of the positive meaning behind it such as the strength of the American people and the "bull" market, had also come to mean a male dominant community in which women had a tough time moving up the ladder.  Once a decision had been made to create a little girl, there was a mad search to find an artist who worked in bronze and had sculpted children.  That's where I came in and the compiled net image put before me made me laugh out loud.  how much fun this project was going to be!  In fact, the use of FINE ART to send a message of inclusion and equality is brilliant BECAUSE IT IS FINE ART!  Yes, Fearless Girl brings to light a rich and varied conversation that covers the gamut of women rights issues.  State Street Global Advisors elegant lead in bringing the recent gender diversity studies to light was a perfect match for the project.  You see, Fearless Girl does highlight women's rights but, the message is far more complex than just women supporting women for their just dues.  You see, the figure is a message of inclusion.  She is a statement of the importance of women to the business community TOMORROW But, most importantly, her message is one of collaboration between men and women for the good of our global society.  Men and women working together and cultural diversity  both lead to improved decisions, enhanced school, home and business environments and, the real kicker, it leads to increased profits.  Business management beware!!  Diversify or be left behind.  Whether is a clear dollar sign attached, people WILL change.  This promotion is quite simply a perfect storm between three parties.

      HI.  The advertising business is a lot of fun and, yes, McCann New York came up with a great campaign here.  It didn't feel like an ad because this promotions' origins were completely sincere.  A few women, feeling their ideas weren't always being heard, wanted very much to do something with Charging Bull because the work, along with all of the positive meaning behind it such as the strength of the American people and the "bull" market, had also come to mean a male dominant community in which women had a tough time moving up the ladder.  Once a decision had been made to create a little girl, there was a mad search to find an artist who worked in bronze and had sculpted children.  That's where I came in and the compiled net image put before me made me laugh out loud.  how much fun this project was going to be!  In fact, the use of FINE ART to send a message of inclusion and equality is brilliant BECAUSE IT IS FINE ART!  Yes, Fearless Girl brings to light a rich and varied conversation that covers the gamut of women rights issues.  State Street Global Advisors elegant lead in bringing the recent gender diversity studies to light was a perfect match for the project.  You see, Fearless Girl does highlight women's rights but, the message is far more complex than just women supporting women for their just dues.  You see, the figure is a message of inclusion.  She is a statement of the importance of women to the business community TOMORROW But, most importantly, her message is one of collaboration between men and women for the good of our global society.  Men and women working together and cultural diversity  both lead to improved decisions, enhanced school, home and business environments and, the real kicker, it leads to increased profits.  Business management beware!!  Diversify or be left behind.  Whether is a clear dollar sign attached, people WILL change.  This promotion is quite simply a perfect storm between three parties.

      • alliealliem
        10mo ago New York, NY, United States

        Love this :) - thank you!

        Love this :) - thank you!

  • namisha
    namisha Inquisitive, Avid Reader, Food Lover, Amateur Chef, Digital Sensei
    10mo ago New York, NY, United States

    Did you expect the statue to get so much media buzz and create conversation? Would you wish to change it in anyway?

    Did you expect the statue to get so much media buzz and create conversation? Would you wish to change it in anyway?

    • Kristen Visbal
      Kristen Visbal Renowned Artist & Sculptor of the Fearless Girl Statue
      10mo ago

      Hi there.  I did clearly understand that placement of the work on Wall Street was very likely to cause a stir.  Now, whether this buzz was going to be positive or negative remained to be seen.  The reason the sculpture spoke to so many people is simply because she represents so many issues women and men alike have worked hard to balance over the past many years.  Issues such as equality, equal pay, education for women, education in the work place for the prevention of prejudice, empowerment of women in leadership positions.  Women wrote me of their struggles on the job.  The figure was designed too be simplified as is Charging Bull and to be potentially ANY child.  Consequently, all kinds of people wrote to me stating that the sculpture looked like their child who had died or was going blind.  Fearless Girl struck an emotional chord because, until this time, society had no figure or image to attach to these issues that are long overdue for resolution.  For me, I did NOT anticipate the thousands and thousands of emails that came my way and I was completely overwhelmed.  I have tried my best but, there are still some I've not gotten back to.  theist way to reach me and receive an answer is via email.  Would I change Fearless Girl in any way?  No.  She is exactly as she was meant to be and is truly the product of two lovely little girls.  The fact that they were models for this work has been a source of empowerment for them and I am verism very glad!

      Hi there.  I did clearly understand that placement of the work on Wall Street was very likely to cause a stir.  Now, whether this buzz was going to be positive or negative remained to be seen.  The reason the sculpture spoke to so many people is simply because she represents so many issues women and men alike have worked hard to balance over the past many years.  Issues such as equality, equal pay, education for women, education in the work place for the prevention of prejudice, empowerment of women in leadership positions.  Women wrote me of their struggles on the job.  The figure was designed too be simplified as is Charging Bull and to be potentially ANY child.  Consequently, all kinds of people wrote to me stating that the sculpture looked like their child who had died or was going blind.  Fearless Girl struck an emotional chord because, until this time, society had no figure or image to attach to these issues that are long overdue for resolution.  For me, I did NOT anticipate the thousands and thousands of emails that came my way and I was completely overwhelmed.  I have tried my best but, there are still some I've not gotten back to.  theist way to reach me and receive an answer is via email.  Would I change Fearless Girl in any way?  No.  She is exactly as she was meant to be and is truly the product of two lovely little girls.  The fact that they were models for this work has been a source of empowerment for them and I am verism very glad!

  • Danica
    10mo ago

    Did you attend the Women's March last year or this year? https://onmogul.com/stories/the-2nd-women-s-march-is-this-weekend-here-s-everything-you-need-to-know

    Did you attend the Women's March last year or this year? https://onmogul.com/stories/the-2nd-women-s-march-is-this-weekend-here-s-everything-you-need-to-know

    • Kristen Visbal
      Kristen Visbal Renowned Artist & Sculptor of the Fearless Girl Statue
      10mo ago

      Hi Danica!  I think it's funny you should ask.  Although many close to me did attend the Washington, DC march, where duo you think I was?  It just so happens ironically, that I finished the clay model for Fearless Girl ON THE DAY OF THE MARCH!  You see, a perfect storm!

      Hi Danica!  I think it's funny you should ask.  Although many close to me did attend the Washington, DC march, where duo you think I was?  It just so happens ironically, that I finished the clay model for Fearless Girl ON THE DAY OF THE MARCH!  You see, a perfect storm!

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  • Alana Higa
    Alana Higa Head of Mogul @ Work // President of Fordham University
    10mo ago New York, NY, United States

    Fearless Girl definitely took the world by storm in 2017--do you have any new works in progress you'd be willing to hint at?

    Fearless Girl definitely took the world by storm in 2017--do you have any new works in progress you'd be willing to hint at?

    • Kristen Visbal
      Kristen Visbal Renowned Artist & Sculptor of the Fearless Girl Statue
      10mo ago

      Yes and the buzz took my life by storm! :). Frankly, that's a good question.  I did commit to a small work just prior to unveiling Fearless Girl and have yet to be able to complete the model.  The majority of this year has been monopolized by answering requests, attending to legal issues and creating a good working mold of the sculpture along with setting up reproduction.  Reproductions are coming soon!  I am about to spend the next couple of weeks completing the sculpture I promised last February.  It is a small study for a 9 foot work that will eventually go to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.  Aside from that, I have received 56 commission requests that I cannot take on.  Perhaps in a couple of years.  That being said, there are one or two that I will likely consent to but, it will be a while before I can begin them.  Most important to me is to resume work on my own series which is one of distortion of the human form.  Different.  Beautiful.  The series will take motion to the next level.  In fact, I started the first of this series last February but, have not had the opportunity to return to it.

      Yes and the buzz took my life by storm! :). Frankly, that's a good question.  I did commit to a small work just prior to unveiling Fearless Girl and have yet to be able to complete the model.  The majority of this year has been monopolized by answering requests, attending to legal issues and creating a good working mold of the sculpture along with setting up reproduction.  Reproductions are coming soon!  I am about to spend the next couple of weeks completing the sculpture I promised last February.  It is a small study for a 9 foot work that will eventually go to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.  Aside from that, I have received 56 commission requests that I cannot take on.  Perhaps in a couple of years.  That being said, there are one or two that I will likely consent to but, it will be a while before I can begin them.  Most important to me is to resume work on my own series which is one of distortion of the human form.  Different.  Beautiful.  The series will take motion to the next level.  In fact, I started the first of this series last February but, have not had the opportunity to return to it.

  • Danica
    10mo ago

    @Sophia Raia you are an amazing artist, Kristen Visbal would love to hear a question from you.

    @Sophia Raia you are an amazing artist, Kristen Visbal would love to hear a question from you.

    • Kristen Visbal
      Kristen Visbal Renowned Artist & Sculptor of the Fearless Girl Statue
      10mo ago

      Hmmm!  A question from me?  Well, my message is a bit different.  Yes, I believe in women supporting women but, I think the stronger issue is to teach our young the differences between men and women in order to foster mutual respect and the understanding that we are better together.  We enter this world without prejudice.  Prejudice is LEARNED and perpetuated by all of us.  Have you done your best to convey an open mindedness to the children around you in regard to acceptance and appreciation for one another??  Or,  have your actions served to perpetuate the prejudice you have learned?

      Hmmm!  A question from me?  Well, my message is a bit different.  Yes, I believe in women supporting women but, I think the stronger issue is to teach our young the differences between men and women in order to foster mutual respect and the understanding that we are better together.  We enter this world without prejudice.  Prejudice is LEARNED and perpetuated by all of us.  Have you done your best to convey an open mindedness to the children around you in regard to acceptance and appreciation for one another??  Or,  have your actions served to perpetuate the prejudice you have learned?

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  • lupecabrera
    lupecabrera Welcome to my blog!
    10mo ago Miami, FL, United States

    Do you have any advice for young girls willing to do the impossible?

    Do you have any advice for young girls willing to do the impossible?

    • Kristen Visbal
      Kristen Visbal Renowned Artist & Sculptor of the Fearless Girl Statue
      10mo ago

      Don't ever lose that spirit!  You CAN DO the impossible.  You have only to BELIEVE you can and it will be so.  I firmly believe that.  Do not let people tell you that you can't do something.  If we all listened to that type of advice, we would never grow; we would never break the glass ceiling!  Think out of the box.  Whenever something blocks your path, find a way around it!

      Don't ever lose that spirit!  You CAN DO the impossible.  You have only to BELIEVE you can and it will be so.  I firmly believe that.  Do not let people tell you that you can't do something.  If we all listened to that type of advice, we would never grow; we would never break the glass ceiling!  Think out of the box.  Whenever something blocks your path, find a way around it!

  • lupecabrera
    lupecabrera Welcome to my blog!
    10mo ago Miami, FL, United States

    What is the best career advice you have ever received?

    What is the best career advice you have ever received?

    • Kristen Visbal
      Kristen Visbal Renowned Artist & Sculptor of the Fearless Girl Statue
      10mo ago

      Be who you really are.  Look inside and the answers are all there.  I loved art as a young child but, felt I couldn't survive financially if I chose that path.  Instead, I chose marketing.  eventually, I found my way back to art but, I would have saved myself a great deal of trouble if I had listened to my own heart in the beginning.  If I had believed in myself.  There was a time that I was really struggling financially.  I seriously considered not being an artist any more.  I spent a month thinking about it.  I couldn't imagine myself doing anything else. I finally recommitted to my life as an artist and understood that this is who I am- feast or famine.  I am an artist.  Who are YOU?  You know the answer.  Look inside.  What do you like to do?  Do that and the money will come!

      Be who you really are.  Look inside and the answers are all there.  I loved art as a young child but, felt I couldn't survive financially if I chose that path.  Instead, I chose marketing.  eventually, I found my way back to art but, I would have saved myself a great deal of trouble if I had listened to my own heart in the beginning.  If I had believed in myself.  There was a time that I was really struggling financially.  I seriously considered not being an artist any more.  I spent a month thinking about it.  I couldn't imagine myself doing anything else. I finally recommitted to my life as an artist and understood that this is who I am- feast or famine.  I am an artist.  Who are YOU?  You know the answer.  Look inside.  What do you like to do?  Do that and the money will come!

  • Bethany Heinrich
    Bethany Heinrich Mogul Influencer
    10mo ago New York, NY, United States

    How did you come up with the idea for the Fearless Girl statue? What was the inspiration? 

    How did you come up with the idea for the Fearless Girl statue? What was the inspiration? 

    • Kristen Visbal
      Kristen Visbal Renowned Artist & Sculptor of the Fearless Girl Statue
      10mo ago

      Hi Bethany!  Good question.  This project had a team of 30 people attached to it.  Truly, a collaborative endeavor.  It's true, I found the models and gave the project a face and style but, the idea to place a young girl in front of Charging Bull was McCann New York's.  I only suggested we create her at about 15 inches taller.  I drew 11 different versions of Fearless Girl with 5 different hair styles and we finally settled on the pony tail which mimicked my Jessica sculpture.  A ponytail is often the hairstyle selected by an adult female professional.  I suggested laceless hightops so we wouldn't have laces breaking off but, the idea of high tops and a simple dress came from a core creative team of about 6 people.  The inspiration was International Women's Day.  We wanted to make a statement and the only option was to create something of the same material as Charging Bull.  I attribute most of the style of the work to the model I used for the body.  She simply had innate style.  I had to temper it a bit but, she was essentially perfect.  I added interest the way I always do, with motion!

      Hi Bethany!  Good question.  This project had a team of 30 people attached to it.  Truly, a collaborative endeavor.  It's true, I found the models and gave the project a face and style but, the idea to place a young girl in front of Charging Bull was McCann New York's.  I only suggested we create her at about 15 inches taller.  I drew 11 different versions of Fearless Girl with 5 different hair styles and we finally settled on the pony tail which mimicked my Jessica sculpture.  A ponytail is often the hairstyle selected by an adult female professional.  I suggested laceless hightops so we wouldn't have laces breaking off but, the idea of high tops and a simple dress came from a core creative team of about 6 people.  The inspiration was International Women's Day.  We wanted to make a statement and the only option was to create something of the same material as Charging Bull.  I attribute most of the style of the work to the model I used for the body.  She simply had innate style.  I had to temper it a bit but, she was essentially perfect.  I added interest the way I always do, with motion!

  • Tarn
    10mo ago New York, NY, United States

    Do you think "Fearless Girl" should remain where she is permanently? 

    Do you think "Fearless Girl" should remain where she is permanently? 

    • Kristen Visbal
      Kristen Visbal Renowned Artist & Sculptor of the Fearless Girl Statue
      10mo ago

      Yes.  remember her, the work was only to be in place for four days,  This was never anything again artist di Modica.  We didn't know the public would demand she remain but, now that she is there, she MUST remain until we see the pendulum swing in favor of true collaboration between the sexes and increased cultural diversity.  Realize, Charging Bull still stands for the bull market and the strength of the American people.  Fearless Girl just says hey!  women are part of that strength and an extremely important aspect of the business world.  Gender diversity studies clearly prove that!  Yes.  She must remain.  She is our symbol and by "our", I mean BOTH men and women.  You might be surprised to know that of the thousands of emails I answered, half of those were from MEN!  Think of Fearless Girl as an educational tool.   The public has been socialized through our home and school environment, the media to compartmentalize the position of women in society, Fearless Girl encourages women to break that mold and asks society to reevaluate common practice regarding women.  Let's EVOLVE!!

      Yes.  remember her, the work was only to be in place for four days,  This was never anything again artist di Modica.  We didn't know the public would demand she remain but, now that she is there, she MUST remain until we see the pendulum swing in favor of true collaboration between the sexes and increased cultural diversity.  Realize, Charging Bull still stands for the bull market and the strength of the American people.  Fearless Girl just says hey!  women are part of that strength and an extremely important aspect of the business world.  Gender diversity studies clearly prove that!  Yes.  She must remain.  She is our symbol and by "our", I mean BOTH men and women.  You might be surprised to know that of the thousands of emails I answered, half of those were from MEN!  Think of Fearless Girl as an educational tool.   The public has been socialized through our home and school environment, the media to compartmentalize the position of women in society, Fearless Girl encourages women to break that mold and asks society to reevaluate common practice regarding women.  Let's EVOLVE!!

    • Kristen Visbal
      Kristen Visbal Renowned Artist & Sculptor of the Fearless Girl Statue
      10mo ago

      Yes.  remember her, the work was only to be in place for four days,  This was never anything again artist di Modica.  We didn't know the public would demand she remain but, now that she is there, she MUST remain until we see the pendulum swing in favor of true collaboration between the sexes and increased cultural diversity.  Realize, Charging Bull still stands for the bull market and the strength of the American people.  Fearless Girl just says hey!  women are part of that strength and an extremely important aspect of the business world.  Gender diversity studies clearly prove that!  Yes.  She must remain.  She is our symbol and by "our", I mean BOTH men and women.  You might be surprised to know that of the thousands of emails I answered, half of those were from MEN!  Think of Fearless Girl as an educational tool.   The public has been socialized through our home and school environment, the media to compartmentalize the position of women in society, Fearless Girl encourages women to break that mold and asks society to reevaluate common practice regarding women.  Let's EVOLVE!!

      Yes.  remember her, the work was only to be in place for four days,  This was never anything again artist di Modica.  We didn't know the public would demand she remain but, now that she is there, she MUST remain until we see the pendulum swing in favor of true collaboration between the sexes and increased cultural diversity.  Realize, Charging Bull still stands for the bull market and the strength of the American people.  Fearless Girl just says hey!  women are part of that strength and an extremely important aspect of the business world.  Gender diversity studies clearly prove that!  Yes.  She must remain.  She is our symbol and by "our", I mean BOTH men and women.  You might be surprised to know that of the thousands of emails I answered, half of those were from MEN!  Think of Fearless Girl as an educational tool.   The public has been socialized through our home and school environment, the media to compartmentalize the position of women in society, Fearless Girl encourages women to break that mold and asks society to reevaluate common practice regarding women.  Let's EVOLVE!!


Kristen Visbal
Renowned Artist & Sculptor of the Fearless Girl Statue

Kristen Visbal was born an American citizen in Uruguay, daughter to an American Foreign Service diplomat. A bronze sculptor raised in the United States, she attended the University of Arizona in Tucson and earned a Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude from Salisbury State University, Salisbury, MD [...]

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