Seventh eagle statue to be installed

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Jennifer Curington

The seventh Eagle Nation-inspired statue will take flight tomorrow at a local middle school.

Janet Suarez, a Georgia Southern University master of fine arts candidate, and Kelsey Fallin, an eighth grade student at William James Middle School in Statesboro collaborated to design and paint “Statesboro Nation.” The statue will be installed at Fallin’s school tomorrow at 9 a.m.

“[Completing the statue has] been challenging, because I’m taking a 2D design onto a sculpture that’s 3D,” Fallin said in a news release. “Of course every artist has to make changes to his or her work of art.  If it makes it look wrong or does not tie the piece together, then you simply change it to look its best.”

“Statesboro Nation” is part of GSU’s Eagle Nation on Parade campaign, which is the parent campaign of Eagle Nation in Education. The Eagle Nation in Education sponsorship program is for Bulloch county K-12 schools and costs $5,000 to participate in. When schools become sponsors, a blank eagle statue is brought to their campus so students can learn about texture, proportion and perspective.

Fallin’s design was chosen as the winner out of 464 submissions for last year’s sponsorship program.

An eighth eagle has already been commissioned by the Bulloch County Historical Society.