Wyoming Arts Council

14 years later, Jason Adams finally gets a chance to see his pheasant sculpture

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Jason Adams of Cheyenne joined Gov. Matt Mead and First Lady Carol Mead is a visit to the Governor’s Residence Children’s Discovery Park where his pheasant sculpture was installed when he was away with the U.S. Army.

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Close-up of Jason Adams and his pheasant sculpture. (Photos by Rita Basom)

Back in 1999, Jason Adams, a senior at East High School in Cheyenne, created a clay sculpture for for a statewide art competition. Winners would have their pieces sculpted in bronze and placed in the Children’s Discovery Park behind the Governor’s Residence.  Adams’ pleasant sculpture was accepted. Before he could see it bronzed and placed in the park by then-Governor Jim Geringer, Adams graduated and joined the U.S. Army. During the next decade or so, the young soldier was pretty busy and didn’t have a chance to check on his artwork. He recently contacted the Governor’s Office to see if anyone knew what had become of the piece, and was happy to hear that it is still a part of the Children’s Discovery Park.  The Governor’s Office arranged for Adams to visit the residence on August 30 so he could see the bronze that was made from his original clay sculpture.

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