The guardians

A trio of 13-foot bronze mocko jumbie statues were unveiled recently in front of the old Armory Building in Christiansted, St. Croix.

A set of statues created by sculptor Ward Tomlinson Elicker, titled “The Guardians,” were unveiled last week on St. Croix.

On commission from Peter and Gabriella Zielke, Elicker crafted three, 13-foot-tall mocko jumbies. Legendary stilt dancer Yisrael Petersen helped inspire the statue’s composition. Elicker worked with his partner in life and business, Joel Asker, on the production of the statues.