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Arkansas artist Kevin Kresse creates statue of country icon Johnny Cash



Little Rock, Arkansas – This week at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, a hometown artist and his incredible work of art are both on public display.

For the past two years, Kevin Kresse has been working on his latest project.

Kresse was commissioned to create an eight-foot bronze statue of country music icon and Arkansas native Johnny Cash.

When complete, the statue will be displayed in the statuary hall at the nation’s capitol. This is a moment Kresse says he can’t wait for.

“The unveiling is gonna be… That will be gravy. This is the engine work so when it’s in the parade going down the road that will be the fun part… To just be waving,” Kresse said.

According to Kresse, his work of art will be finished in about two weeks. Once he’s done, it will be sent to a foundry, where the actual bronze casting will be made.

The process will take about four months, at which point it will then be delivered to the nation’s capitol and put on display.

If you’d like to watch Kresse in action, the UA Little Rock’s Windgate Center of Art and Design is inviting the public to see the process from 1-4 p.m. Monday through Thursday.