The Indianapolis Colts have commissioned local sculptor and fireman Ryan Feeney to create a statue of Peyton Manning, which will be installed outside of Lucas Oil Stadium in 2017.Feeney is the founder of Indy Art Forge, which creates custom sculptures and furniture out of metal. He has created numerous pieces of work around Indianapolis, including the Peace Dove sculpture for the Indianapolis library, the Fallen Deputy Memorial out front of the Marion County Jail and the bronze eagle at the Indianapolis 9/11 Memorial. The Peace Dove sculpture was unveiled in 2014 and features an 8-foot-tall eagle forged from 1,200 destroyed gun parts that included guns seized by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.
“Ryan Feeney is not only very talented, but also a great representative of our community,” said Colts Owner and CEO Jim Irsay. “I am excited to see this project begin.”
Feeney has been a firefighter for 13 years and with the Indianapolis Fire Department for the past 10.
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