The art piece honours the former Soundgarden lead singer some 18 months after his passing.
The Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle has unveiled a life-sized bronze statue of Chris Cornell, commemorating his contributions to music and culture.
The sculpture, which was commissioned by Cornell’s wife, Vicky, and made by artist Nick Marra, shows the late musician with his signature boots, dog tag, and long hair.
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In attendance at the unveiling were Cornell’s family, Soundgarden members Matt Cameron, Kim Thayil, and Ben Shepherd, as well as Pearl Jam’s Jeff Ament, among others.
The ceremony was followed by a special screening of one of Soundgarden’s past performances at the Wiltern.
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“It’s a reflection of his light, a light that shone through his music and touched millions,” explained Vicky Cornell. “A light that he used to illuminate our lives, and a light that will continue to inspire those in the future. This statue represents that light — a beautiful, powerful, incomparable presence in a hometown worthy of someone as special as Chris.”
Via Tone Deaf