Since the latest post in late September, the blog has been quiet as Wayne has been very busy working on three commissioned monuments. Winter provides that much needed down time. On Tuesday April 17th, the completed statue, called Lincoln ~ The Final Summation, was unveiled in Knoxville, Tennessee. As the Lincoln project was ongoing, the…

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The much anticipated dedication and unveiling of the bronze monument titled: Lincoln ~ The Final Summation  took place on Tuesday April 17th, 2018, outside of the Duncan School of Law at Lincoln Memorial University in Knoxville, Tennessee. The statue had been carefully positioned atop a 7 foot high plinth made of cut stone, on Saturday…

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Update on Progress The maquette version of The Final Summation has been completed and cast. The final result is beautiful. The edition size is 50 statues with 15 already sold, leaving 35 still available for purchase. Contact Wayne for ongoing availability. The 110 percent life size bronze is currently being sculpted. The structure has been…

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The Medal of Honor The Medal of Honor is the United States of America’s highest and most prestigious military decoration and is awarded to U.S. military service members only. The award is in recognition and gratitude for those who distinguished themselves by acts of valor at the risk of life, above and beyond the call…

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The Casting Process and History   Ancient “lost-wax” bronze castings have stood for centuries. Bronze casting is basically the same as it was in 2,000 B.C. Bronze is an alloy of 95% copper, 4% silicon and 1% manganese with other trace elements such as iron. Silicon bronze was developed in the 1920s and has become…

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 Wayne’s personal description on Eyes of the Forest: “The trail is shrouded by the great trees and thick laurel. Those on the trail travel uninvited on this land. Quiet footsteps and cautious movements have not been enough to keep them undetected; unaware that they will soon be within striking distance of a tomahawk, now bare…

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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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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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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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