UNCW officially dedicates seahawk sculpture

Posted by Debra Worley - email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - UNCW officially dedicated a sculpture of a soaring seahawk to the school Friday morning.

Last month, the university held a ceremony to welcome the 2,000 pound copper mascot sculpture.

Local artist Dumay Gorham designed and built the seahawk at his studio on 5th Avenue in Wilmington.

Gorham said it's the world's largest sculpture of a seahawk, with a wing span of nearly 20 feet.  The piece of art measures 10 feet from the base to its highest point, and six feet from beak to tail.

To see photos of the Seahawk's journey from inception to installation, click here.

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