|Walter Payton by Ben Watts|
Artist Ben Watts sculpts many subjects, but few of them capture the hearts of sports fans as do his depictions of sports legends. Some of them are national figures, others are local heroes, but Watts brings them to 3-dimensional reality in bronze. His works grace campuses and athletic fields, allowing the next generation to appreciate the larger than life icons of the past that he recreates. The Columbia, Miss. native’s art merges sophisticated skill and emotional heart in an enduring form.
Originally appeared on 08/20/2013 at http://www.examiner.com/list/the-art-of-the-game-sports-sculptures-by-mississippi-native-ben-watts