BIRDS OF JAY — Sculptor Jay Seaman, left, oversees the installation of “Nature’s Wrath” this morning at the roundabout intersection of Floyd Ave. and Hill Road on Griffiss. (Sentinel photo by John Clifford)

Drivers to get view of ‘Nature’s Wrath’

Published Jun 22, 2018 at 4:00pm

“Nature’s Wrath,” a sculpture by artist Jay Seaman depicting a bald eagle in flight, was installed early this morning at the roundabout intersection of Floyd Ave. and Hill Road on Griffiss.

Forged from stainless steel and carbon steel, the sculpture is 12 feet tall with a wingspan of 23 feet, according to information from the artist.

“This sculpture represents a lifetime of determination, dedication, patience and good old-fashioned hard work,” said Seaman, adding he was “honored to be asked to create this sculpture for this location.”

The installation is part of the ongoing effort from the Griffiss Local Development Corporation to bring art to the district.

Seaman’s work is the 24th public sculpture to be unveiled on the former Air Force base in the last decade. “Nature’s Wrath” was funded by the Griffiss Landowners Association in partnership with the Stewart’s Foundation, officials said.

According to GLDC operations manager Frank Sanzone, more sculptures for similar roundabouts on the busy Griffiss Business and Technology park nearby are planned.