My Name is Wayne Headley
To put it simply, sculpting is in my blood, it is my passion!
Like my grandfather, sculpting came naturally to me. Still, I continue explore and develop as an artist, as I experiment with a range of materials and styles.
I find inspiration in the human condition. Our joys, our struggles, the relationships built along our journey through life. The beauty of our form as well as our excelling capacity for musical harmony. Of special note to me, is to recognize outstanding achievements, by creating awards that celebrate the individual recipient.
Wayne’s ability to capture the likeness and personality in his sculpture “Yes We Can’ which includes the very recognizable figures, President Obama, Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela, so intrigued us, we knew he had to be involved in the creating of a special custom sculpture of our founders as we prepared to honor 100 years of brotherhood.
In this centennial piece for our Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Wayne’s work well captures the likeness of our founders the Honorable A. Langston Taylor, Honorable Leonard F. Morse and Honorable Charles I. Brown. It continues to amaze to us all how Wayne was able to find the likeness of these men from just a few very old photos.
We now proudly display this commemorative bust in the entrance of our Phi Beta Sigma’s Fraternity headquarters in Washington D.C.
Thank you Mr. Headley
Some of Headley Sculptures' Custom Awards:
The Ray Charles Award, presented by Wilberforce University in Washington D.C. Thus far presented to World Renowned, Five-time Grammy Award winner, Kathleen Battle and Classical Music Composer Dr. Adolphus Hailstork.
The Harry Jerome Award, presented by the Black Business and Professional Association, (BBPA). These prestigious awards have been presented to Canadian Governor-Generals, Michaëlle Jean and Lincoln Alexander, along with several other prominent politicians and educators, music and movie producers and well over 200 outstanding achievers in the arts and sciences.
The Canadian Race Relations Foundation Award for Lifetime Achievement. This prestigious award has been presented to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, The Honourable Louise Arbour, Canadian Governor-General, Lincoln Alexander and others.