Client: Bryan Foundation/City of Greensboro
Location: Greensboro, NC, United States
Completion date: 2008
Artwork budget: $250,000
11.5'x3'x3' (22' including pedestal)
Bryan Foundation/City of Greensboro
Greensboro, North Carolina
To produce an historically-accurate image of General Greene, the city's namesake.
I initially photographed the space to achieve a constant scale for the site. Using photographs and overlays, I determined the scale of the pedestal and figure. I then consulted with John Durham, historian of Battleground National Park. He brought out the types of uniform, spurs, hat and sword that General Greene would have worn. This informed my drawings, the maquette, and ultimate sculpture. Jimmy Wiggins of North State Monument handled the granite pedestal and directed the installation.
The General Greene sculpture is a prominent figure in downtown Greensboro and has been described as iconic to the city. It is often featured in promotional materials and media connected to civic engagement and major broadcast events. See more via this link or on website: https://vimeo.com/250287094