John Kennedy To Create Black Bear Sculpture
By Space Coast Daily // August 6, 2013
life sized sculpture of 620 pound Florida black bear
ABOVE VIDEO: Check out the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission video of FWC biologist Cindy Bennett. She brought her GoPro camera with her and set it up down a path deep into the national forest to show the release of this record setting bear. This bear is the largest Florida black bear captured in Florida and then relocated. When he was released from the trailer trap he ran and jumped right over the camera. (Florida Fish and Wildlife video)
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — Concrete sculptor John P. Kennedy contacted Florida Fish and Wildlife for measurements of the largest black bear ever captured in Florida.
“When he explained what he wanted them for, we just had to share,” said the Florida Fish and Wildlife Facebook page.
“John is planning to create a life sized sculpture of the Florida black bear that was caught and released in May.”
It will be an epic sculpture of Florida’s now-famous 620 pound Florida black bear.
Kennedy has been involved in painting, photography and sculpture most of his life, and started creating concrete sculpture in 1991.
After working in the concrete/masonry fields, he combined the two interests and started sculpting with lumber, metal lath and 1, 2 and 3/8″ rebar and concrete. One of his favorite works is a gorilla that went to the Bahamas 10 years ago.
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