Opponents of Dave Poulin’s original sculpture started a Facebook campaign “We Love Lucy! Get Rid of this Statue” which gained national attention last year. Poulin offered to redo the sculpture for free, however the city decided to select another artist instead.
Palmer was chosen out of 60 other artists, according to NewYorkUpstate.com.
"I want the playful Lucy, the animated spontaneous Lucy, but also the glamorous Lucy," Palmer, who studied film of Ball for inspiration, told Syracuse.com last year when she was crafting the sculpture.
The "Scary Lucy" sculpture remains an attraction and will be displayed at another place in the park.