WINGS OF CHANGE
Artist: James Seaman
Southern Tier artist, James “Jay” Seaman, an artist and sculptor, was commissioned to produce a sculpture for the park with the theme of Griffiss Air Force Base heritage. The sculpture features a winged Pegasus with fighter jet trails. The sculpture is made out of stainless steel that has been handcrafted, forged, and welded. Wings of Change has a wing span of 16 feet and weighs over one ton. This is Seaman’s second piece in the Sculpture Garden. He also created Nature’s Wrath, the eagle sculpture in the middle round-about.
Seaman specializes in metal and wood sculptures; as an artist, he consistently hones his technique and perfects his methods. With his sculptures, Jay pushes the aesthetic envelope with his creation of forms. Jay Seaman’s technical knowledge comes from his 25+ years of experience in the fields of sculpting and woodworking. He possesses a Bachelor’s degree in psychology, but as an artist is largely self-taught, relying on experimentation and his consultation with other fine artists and craftspeople. Notable highlights of Jay Seaman’s work can be seen at Cornell University, and at the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge.