Tony Hinkle Bust

This bronze bust of the legendary Tony Hinkle stands in front of Butler University’s Hinkle Auditorium, one of the nation’s oldest and largest basketball courts. Old World has been part of several graduating class gifts. This one, in particular, stands out; Butler won the Final Four that year to become the number one college basketball team in the country. Go Butler!

Tony Hinkle was head basketball coach at Butler for nearly fifty years, and also coached football and baseball.

The overall sculpture is over life size, at just under seven feet tall.

Commemorating significant individuals in the life of an institution is an honor, and I look forward to the next opportunity.

Part of the challenge of this piece was in capturing a man whose career spanned almost fifty years. Should he be portrayed as a young man? Or near the end of his career? I tried to imply both.

Thank you Butler University Class of 2009!

Reverand Ashburn Memorial

Reverand Ashburn Memorial
Bronze

I was honored to have been selected to do the bust of the Rev. Jacob Ashburn, 2nd black Ohio congressman. This was the dedication, in the lobby of the recreation center that bears his name.

Reverand Ashburn Memorial
Bronze
Life size

This is Rev. Ashburn’s grandson, demonstrating the likeness.

Reverand Ashburn Memorial
Bronze
Life size

Thousands of young people have passed by this sculpture over the years. How cool is that, I ask you?

Reverand Ashburn Memorial
Bronze
Life size

The Rev. Jacob Ashburn, the best I could do. The only pictures of him, at all (!), were tiny Polaroids. The details of his face were indistinguishable. It was his grandson that gave me the best clue to his likeness.

 

Reverand Ashburn Memorial
Bronze
Life size