The Journey

The Journey is written for Wayne by Brenda Chabot, a fellow amateur historian, researcher and friend. Wayne describes to Brenda, the many journeys he takes during the research process, his travels, museum visits and the very special historical events he is invited to attend. All photographs are taken by Wayne and quotes are his unless otherwise named. Enjoy !

Fall and Winter Sculpting

By Brenda Chabot | Apr 22, 2018 |

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 Unveiling and Dedication of “Lincoln ~ The Final Summation”

By Brenda Chabot | Apr 16, 2018 |

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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Lincoln Monument is in Progress

By Brenda Chabot | Sep 19, 2017 |

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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Everett, P.A. to Honor Two Brave Men with a Bronze Monument

By Brenda Chabot | Sep 10, 2017 |

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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Work-Intensive Bronze Casting Process

By Brenda Chabot | Sep 4, 2017 |

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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Eyes of the Forest, Wayne’s Most Well Known Sculpture

By Brenda Chabot | Aug 11, 2017 |

 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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Lord Nelson’s Gallery and the Inspiration Behind “Eyes of the Forest” Sculpture

By Brenda Chabot | Aug 9, 2017 |

Starting at the beginning, here is a little background history on the inspiration behind Eyes of the Forest, and so much more. In 2002, Wayne was enjoying the company of the many people meeting at Lord Nelson’s Gallery in Gettysburg, P.A., where art was focused on historical depictions of the early settlement along the eastern…

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History Told Through Art

By Brenda Chabot | Jul 27, 2017 |

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

By Brenda Chabot | Jul 24, 2017 |

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

By Brenda Chabot | Jul 19, 2017 |

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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