The government is busy finalizing arrangements for a bronze statue representing the great Jamaican Olympian Herb McKenley. The statue which is expected to be over seven and a half feet high will be erected at the National Independence Park in Kingston alongside statues of other great Jamaican Olympians such as Donald Quarrie and the late Arthur Wint.
The statue will be crafted by world renowned Jamaica sculpture and artist Basil Watson who’s artistic masterpieces such as the existing statue of Merlene Ottey in the Independence Park, The statue of George Headley in front of Sabina Park among other art pieces have been well received by the Jamaica people.
George Headley Statue by Basil Watson
It’s been just over a year since the passing of Herb McKenley and the statue is expected to be completed within a year in order to be able to be a part ofrememberance celebrations for Mr McKenley in 2009.