By Quentin Choy
May 19, 2021
This is the second piece in the “Sights and Wonders” series on art, culture, and history. Today, I’ll be discussing the Four Sisters Statues found in the Wyoming State Capitol Building in Cheyenne.
If you are ever visiting Wyoming or even just driving through, I highly suggest you visit the Wyoming State Capitol Building. The Capitol building is open to the public, and visitors can walk around freely, exploring the different levels of the building as well as the House and Senate chambers.
In the center of the building, on the first floor, you can look up and see four magnificent statues, which were recently installed following the Capitol Building’s renovation. The sculptures are called the Four Sisters and were sculpted by sculptor Delissalde located in Denver, Colorado.
Each sculpture represents a different value: truth, justice, courage, and hope. Sculpted from bronze and installed in July 2019, the pieces are meant to represent Wyoming and the “building of the people.” The pieces were installed to commemorate the celebration of 150 years of women’s suffrage in Wyoming, the first state to pass women’s suffrage in 1869.
Delissalde views truth as the basis of the four ideals, with truth leading to justice. The pieces are truly beautiful, and the fit perfectly in the ornately themed building.