Bronze artist Kristen Visbal gives a whole new meaning to the phrase, “take the bull by the horns,” with her 4-foot bronze sculpture of a defiant girl that was recently installed on Wall Street. Hands on hips, head cocked back confidently, she stares down the infamous Charging Bull sculpture.
The piece, which was installed between 4 a.m. and 6 a.m. the day before International Women’s Day, was commissioned by State Street Global Advisors as part of their quest to include more women on company boards. Titled Fearless Girl, the diminutive bronze statue already has its own Wikipedia page, and appears to be a hit with the New York crowds, which gathered around to take photos for Instagram and Twitter.
“What this girl represents is the present, but also the future,” Stephen Tisdalle, State Street’s chief marketing officer shared. “She’s not angry at the bull—she’s confident, she knows what she’s capable of, and she’s wanting the bull to take note.”