Joanna Campbell Blake, a native of Mobile, AL , is a figurative sculptor in the Washington D.C. area. She graduated from Auburn in ’99 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Since 2001 she has worked for Kaskey Studio Inc. where she has contributed her design and sculpting skills to the creation of a number of large scale public monuments, most notably, the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. and the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville, TN. In collaboration with Gary Wagoner she has created numerous terra-cotta works for the Auburn campus. Recently she completed an eight by ten foot bronze sculpture to commemorate the two-hundredth anniversary of the Battle of Bladensburg in the War of 1812 and two relief panels to honor slaves buried at the Contraband and Freedmens Cemetery Memorial in Alexandria, VA. Her design with Davis Buckley Architects for the Virginia Women’s Monument was selected as a finalist in the design competition for a monument, to be located on Richmond’s Capital Grounds commemorating the struggles and accomplishments of Virginia’s women throughout the state’s history. Guided by extensive research and thorough study of her subject matter, Mrs. Blake’s work is influenced by the power of historical figures and events while drawing from the social, historical and physical context of the site.