Rich Jewell submitted these notes on the 2013 Brookgreen Gardens medal. Thanks! Located in Murrells Inlet, SC, Brookgreen Gardens is a National Historic Landmark with the most significant collections of figurative sculpture in the country, including quite a number designed by artists who also designed coins and medals.
Today at 3:00PM President Bob Jewell (no relation) hosted the annual President's Council Members Reception. This years sculptor is Greg Wyatt of Grand-View-on-the Hudson, New York.
His work is entitled "The Universal Artist." It depicts the artist's hand working with a sculptor's tool on the obverse and a sculptor/ceramist portrait on the reverse.
The ceremony was followed at 4:30PM by a talk by the sculptor about designing the 2013 Brookgreen Garden Membership medal.
Sculptor Greg Wyatt is an American representational artist who works primarily in cast bronze and is the sculptor-in-residence at the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in New York city.
Some of his other works are:
Fantasy Fountain (1983) Gramercy Park, NYC
Peace Fountain (1985) The Cathedral of Saint John The Divine, NYC
Scholar's Lion (2004) Columbia University, NYC
Bill of Rights Eagle (1998) and the Learning Tree (2000) Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.
For more information on Brookgreen Gardens, see:
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