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Fall and Winter Sculpting

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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Lincoln Monument is in Progress

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

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

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

 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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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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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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