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Gamecock
Gamecock

" During the American Revolution, the British labeled my county's namesake, General Thomas Sumter, as "The Gamecock" because of his tenacity in battle. To celebrate Sumter County's 200th anniversary and to honor the General, I was commissioned to sculpt a gamecock. The bird I chose to carve is known as a Brown Red Cock, and I was assured by the locals that his ancestors would have been strutting in our area long before our General did. "

Gamecock
Gamecock: 2000
Basswood, bronze, and Oil Paint
Collection of Sumter County, South Carolina