What the University of Minnesota’s new Goldy statue looks like

 

Six feet of Gopher (via Jon Ruzek on Twitter)

Talk about BMOC: Goldie is six feet tall and standing outside Coffman Memorial Union.

Details from the U’s announcement:

The Goldy statue was designed and sculpted by artist Nicholas Legeros, a U of M alumnus with a master’s in Fine Arts. He has sculpted several statues around the Twin Cities metro area.

The Goldy statue is constructed out of bronze and maroon granite and will be placed outside of Coffman Memorial Union, on the building’s east side.

Statue fundraising was student-driven and included contributions from many alumni, donors, students, staff, faculty and campus visitors. All donations were completely voluntary, while the Office of Student Affairs and Dean of Students agreed to match all funds up to $50,000.

The total cost for materials and sculptor compensation was approximately $95,000.