Timothy Parks, owner of TW Bronze of Enterprise said he is casting at least two of the 9-foot statues, which depict Schwarzenegger in the prime of his bodybuilding career and are based on a 22-inch sculpture created by Ralph Crawford of Iowa in 1980, The Columbus Dispatch reported Tuesday.
"One of them is for Columbus, and I think the plan is to have it there for the next Arnold [Sports Festival]," Parks said.
One of the statues has already been shipped to Schwarzenegger's native Austria for display in a museum set up in the actor and former California governor's childhood home.
Parks said the second statue will be finished in time for the March 1-4 festival at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.
However, festival organizers said they were unaware of the statue.
"We have no direct knowledge of this coming here," said Brent LaLonde, a spokesman for organizer Jim Lorimer and the festival. "But if it were coming ... we would use it in the promotion of our event, for sure."
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