"Adam and Eve Mourning Over the Soul of Abel"
by Bryan W. Massey, Sr.
The Public Art League is proud to announce the installation of "Adam & Eve Mourning Over the Soul of Abel," a sculpture by Bryan W. Massey, Sr. The Public Art League worked with the ownership of the Lincoln Building during the morning of September 26th to complete the installation near Main and Market Streets in downtown Champaign. Adam & Eve Mourning Over the Soul of Abel represents the 47th sculpture Public Art League has brought to the community, and its installation is possible thanks to the generous support of The Lincoln Building.
Bryan W. Massey has been a professor in the Department of Art at the University of Central Arkansas for over 25 years. His media includes steel as well as stone such as alabaster, soapstone, limestone, marble and granite. He also casts in iron, bronze, and aluminum. Of these materials, Massey has said, “I have selected media that can be difficult to manipulate at times, but that is the challenge. Will I be able to cut, carve, grind, or weld the material into my submissive will to create very enlightening and interesting forms or three dimensional shapes that sometimes seem to defy gravity and the intent of that particular medium?” His talent has been recognized with scores of awards, exhibitions, and commissions. Notably, his work The Jazz Player was selected and presented to former President Bill Clinton for the celebration and commemoration of the fifth year anniversary of the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Bryan & Delphine Massey
with "Adam and Eve Mourning Over the Soul of Abel"