The Cloisters On the Platte - Part One - Station 8

Posted by: Joya

Martin and the Eichinger Sculpture Studio team are currently working in conjunction with four other teams of master sculptors from around the country on a commission of over 70 monumental bronze figures.  It promises to be the grandest example of the Stations of the Cross ever created. 

Joe Ricketts, an entrepreneur and philanthropist is the founder of the foundation, the Cloisters on the Platte.  Set on a beautiful natural expanse along the Platte River in Nebraska, the destination will offer a silent retreat experience in the Jesuit tradition.  It will be “based on the spiritual exercises developed by St. Ignatius Loyola, but will be open to people of all faiths.  “Anyone who is interested in spiritual growth is welcome." 

In order to prepare for this project and to better understand the mindset behind Mr. Ricketts’ vision, Martin participated in a silent retreat sponsored by the Cloisters on the Platte.  “I was very moved,” said Martin of the experience.  “It's important to get our spiritual house in order.” 

Working with a growing Eichinger Sculpture Studio team and working in concert with other teams of master sculptors has been a fulfilling experience for Martin.  He has acted as a sort of conductor with so many pieces in play. 

The project took advantage of contemporary digital technology, working closely with Form3D foundry.  It’s been an exciting process seeing it come into fruition over the past year.  As usual, Martin’s work has reached new heights as he continues to surprise us all with his skill and imagination. 


To learn more, visit the Cloisters On the Platte website at:


These two above components will be oriented towards one another so that the visitors may walk between them and see how they relate.



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