Stephen Hayes (American, b. 1983) Boundless, 2021, 11 Bronze Cast Figures, 16’ x 7.5’ x 3’ Collection of Cameron Art Museum
Photos by Alan Cradick
About the Project
North Carolina artist Stephen Hayes has fashioned this life-size bronze sculpture from the cast features of 11 African American men connected to the site and its story – USCT descendants, re-enactors, veterans, and community leaders. Boundless was unveiled November 13, 2021 and is on permanent view in the PNC USCT Park on the museum grounds. The sculpture is connected deeply to the community’s history, its present, and its future.
About the Artist
Stephen Hayes is the winner of the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art. He teaches in the department of Art and Art History at Duke University. Hayes’s work has been featured at the National Cathedral, Winston Salem State University, Duke University, CAM Raleigh, Rosa Parks Museum, African American Museum of Philadelphia, and Harvey B. Gantt Center, among others.
Cameron Art Museum was the site of the Battle of Forks Road, a Civil War skirmish whose victory was won by the United States Colored Troops (USCT) and led to the fall of Wilmington. Their impact is significant, yet their story is virtually unknown.
Learn More About Boundless and the United States Colored Troops
Thank you to the Boundless Committee for their hard work in making this project possible and to our incredible sponsors.
Chair – Carol Miller
Fred & Simone Allen
Women’s Impact Network of New Hanover County
AARP North Carolina
Karen A. Bencke
Brunswick Civil War Round Table
City of Wilmington
Joseph and Whitney Finley
Drs. William and Carol Malloy and Ms. Maxine Terry
Michael McCarley and Nancy Langevin
James and Kimberly Moore
Monteith Construction Corp.
New Hanover County
Col. (Ret.) Eric Terashima
Mike and Ellie Ryan
Jeanne Rotunda and Michael Weinberg
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