Veryl Goodnight - A New Beginning
- Medium: Bronze
- Edition: 45
- Size: 14'' x 5'' x 5''
The Territory of Wyoming recognized women's right to vote as early as 1869. Wyoming actually refused to enter the Union until 1890 when President Benjamin Harrison signed a bill approving Wyoming as the nation's first "Equality State." In 1893, Colorado became the first state in the Union to give women the right to vote in a popular election. "A New Beginning" represents the empowerment women felt in the 1890s. The #1 casting of the monumental version of this sculpture was purchased by Cheyenne, Wyoming to celebrate Wyoming's entrance into the Union in 1890 as the first woman's suffrage state.
Detailed photographs of the process needed to cast A New Beginning in a life-size version are shown in the sculptor's book, No Turning Back: The Art of Veryl Goodnight.