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History Told Through Art

Messages sent though art go back in time to the cave paintings and sculptures. These messages subtly describe a time, an event, a culture, a direction, personal status and more.  The art provides a voice for the person or culture captured for the years. Cave drawings found across the globe document history through depicting the…

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Vietnam War Dogs

Wayne’s most recent commission will serve as part of the Vietnam War Memorial located in Veteran’s Grove, Bedford, P.A. The statue depicts Robert Hartsock with his scout dog, Duke. Hartsock served as a Staff Sergeant in the 44th Infantry Platoon Scout Dog (ISPD), 3rd Brigade, 25th  Infantry Division. He was killed in action on the…

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The Story Behind Lincoln Memorial University and Wayne’s Visit

In 1863, President Lincoln, in conversation with Union General Oliver O. Howard, expressed a desire to do something to help the people of East Tennessee. He wished to give thanks to those persons, whom remained loyal to the Union in Tennessee, despite the state’s greater secession. The end result of that conversation, thanks to the…

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New Vietnam War Era Statue, Bedford, P.A.

A new commissioned statue is currently in the works for the city of Bedford, P.A. This statue will be added to the Vietnam War Monument, located in Veteran’s Grove, at the corner of Penn and Juliana Streets. Veteran’s Grove is the result of the Bedford County’s citizen’s efforts to pay tribute to the men and…

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The Lincoln Statue Title: The Final Summation

When sculptures of persons are created, a great deal of thought goes into the planning process. Those who commission a piece will normally have an idea in mind which will include a time period, a particular event involving the subject or subjects, plus a site location where the statue will be placed. All of these…

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On Sculpting the Great Man, Abraham Lincoln

To start at the beginning of this journey, we go back to 2016 when Wayne took a phone call from Gary Wade, the V.P. and Dean of the Duncan School of Law in Knoxville, Tennessee. Wade had recently seen photographs of Wayne’s latest bronze sculpture of Sam Houston and was impressed with his work. The…

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