Louisville, KENTUCKY – According to the state officials, the installation of Depp’s statue marks the first large-scale Capitol monument to honor a Kentucky woman.
According to Gov. Beshear, the nearly 7-foot-tall bronze statue of Depp now stands in the vestibule of the West entrance to the State Capitol building.
It is adjacent to the hallway that displays the more than 60 portraits that comprise the Kentucky Women Remembered exhibit, which was installed in the West Wing of the Capitol in 1996.
Until now, the only other permanently installed marker in the Capitol honoring a woman is a plaque featuring the likeness of the late Thelma Stovall, who in 1975 was the first woman elected lieutenant governor of Kentucky.
The Depp statue is now situated outside the entrance to Lt. Gov. Coleman’s office.
The Depp statue was created by artist Amanda Matthews of Lexington, an internationally recognized, award-winning sculptor and designer of public art and CEO of Prometheus Foundry LLC.