Chris Cornell’s Clothes Worn By Model In New Project With Widow


19-year old musician Casey McAuley posed to model in Chris Cornell’s clothes to help create the recent statue commissioned by Vicky Cornell. McAuley posted photos of himself modeling at Vincent Van Dyke Effects with Vicky Cornell and Linda Ramone looking on. He also attended the statue unveiling at the MoPOP in Seattle, taking a photo with Kim Thayil.

McAuley posted on Instagram, “I am truly honored and blessed to have been apart of this. I was the 3D scanned body double for the now Chris Cornell memorial statue at the Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle. Such an incredible experience. I would like to thank @nickmarrastudios and @vickycornell for giving me this once in a lifetime opportunity. Chris was and still is one of my musical idols. I will cherish this memory and his music forever. ???????? @chriscornellofficial #mopop #chriscornell.”

Nick Marra, who designed the statue, wrote on Instagram, “I love this photo taken in the rain – the beads of rain rolling off their son of Seattle – fitting . What an experience it was in Seattle at the @mopopseattle . Deeply rewarding . It was a great honor to work on this piece for @vickycornell and donated to the city of Seattle. Huge thanks to all that worked on it . My scanning model @casey__mcauley , Fred Kwan at alchymia Fx, @justin.raleigh and @fracturedfxinc , @vincentvandykefx , @carllyon_art , art tech ( installation), and of course the folks @art_bronze_inc . Can’t believe we pulled this off in 6 months !! ❤️”