My work is project oriented, concentrating on capturing the expression, emotion and spirit of the human figure, modeled in clay and cast in bronze. Sculptures are designed for site specific locations, personal interiors or monumental public places.                                     


Public Places Commissions:

2007     St Barnabas, St Barnabas Episcopal Church, Tullahoma, TN

2006     John Pemberton, over life-size bronze, founder of Coca-Cola, Coke Museum, Atlanta, GA

2006     “Bedford County Veterans Memorial”, Shelbyville, Tennessee

2005     “Stephen Tuttle Thompson”, life-size bronze, Arab, AL.

2004     “Coach E. A. Diddle, 7 foot bronze figure, Western Kentucky Univ., Bowling Green, KY

2004     “Johnson Memorial Plaza”, three life-size bronze figures, Belmont University, Nashville, TN

2002     “Robert Guthrie”, life-size bronze, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky

2001     “Blowing Bubbles”, life-size bronze, St. Georges Episcopal Church, Nashville, Tennessee

2001     “Swinging Girl”, life-size bronze, CNL Corp., Orlando, FL

2000     “The Readers”, two life-size bronze figures, Green Hills Library, Nashville, Tennessee

2000     “Chet Atkins”, life-size bronze, Bank of America, Nashville, Tennessee

1999     “Summer Song”, 3/4 life-size bronze, Tullahoma Fine Arts Center, Tullahoma, Tennessee

1999     “Uncle Herschel and Stella” life-size bronze, Cracker Barrel Corp., Lebanon, Tennessee

1994     "Oh, Roy" Life-size bronze Minnie Pearl and Roy Acuff, Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN

1992     "Korean War Memorial" 2 life-size bronze soldiers, Legislative Plaza, Nashville, Tennessee

1983     "Anticipation" life-size cold cast bronze figure, Tennessee Performing Arts Center, Nashville, Tennesseee

1982     "Continuum" life-size cold cast bronze figure, Cookeville Hospital, Cookeville, Tennessee

1982     "St. Vincent dePaul" 3 life-size figures cold cast bronze, Ladies of Charity, Nashville, Tennessee


Selected Collections:

Coca-Cola, Corp., Atlanta, GA

Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Ky

Belmont University, Nashville, TN

Nashville Public Library, Nashville, TN

CNL Corp, Orlando, FL

Bank of America, Nashville, TN

State of Tennessee

Cracker Barrel Corp., Lebanon, TN

Tullahoma Fine Arts Center, Tullahoma, TN

Gaylord Inc., Nashville, TN

Calsonic, Inc., Shelbyville, TN

Lloyds of London. London, England

Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX

Northern Telecom, Inc. Nashville, TN

The Mariani Foundry, Pietrasanta, Italy



2008- National Sculpture Society 75th Annual  Exhibition - Elliot Gantz & Co. Foundry Prize                                                                                                                                                                    2001-2004 Western Kentucky Board of Directors of Alumni Affairs, Bowling Green, Kentucky

1994   Induction into Bowling Green High School Hall of Honor, Bowling Green, Kentucky

1994                                   Cowley County Community College Midwest Sculpture Competition Finalist, Arkansas City, Kansas

1992   Best of Show, TACA, Nashville, Tennessee

1991   Design Merit Award, Middle Tennessee Chapter, American Institute of Architects

1990   Norman E. Lipman Foundation Competition Finalist

1989   Life of Georgia National Sculpture Competition Finalist, Atlanta, Georgia



1973     B.A. Art Education, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky


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