David S. Seagraves
3522 South Eby’s Mill Road
Elizabeth, Illinois 61028
Phone (815) 858-3684
Fax (815) 858-3475
Blackhawk. Honduras Mahogany, over life-size bust. Apple River Fort, Elizabeth, Illinois. Blackhawk attacked the original fort in 1832; three of the defenders were named Elizabeth. Donated for raffle. 1998.
Battle of Virden. Bronze relief, 6.5 feet high, 12 feet wide. Town square, Virden, Illinois. A memorial for the coal miners killed during the strike of 1898. Budget $94,000. 2006.
Demeter. Bronze figure, 6 feet tall. Outside Justice Center, Oregon, Illinois. Winner of second (of ten) annual Fields Project sculpture competition held in Oregon. Budget $30,000. 2006.
Union Soldier. Bronze figure 6 feet. Court House Square, Lincoln, Illinois. Replaced a deteriorated 1970 stone solder which fell from its column. Budget $39,000. 2009.
Joe Marino. (Mr. 4th of July). Bronze 6 foot figure. East State Street, Rockford, Illinois. For over 50 ears, Joe raised the money that funded Rockford’s 4th of July fireworks. Budget $40,000. 2010.
Wally Thurow. Bronze 6 foot figure. Downtown Sycamore, Illinois. Wally began Sycamore’s annual Pumpkin Festival in the 1960’s, and continued to run it until his death in 2012. He rode the Penny-Farthing bicycle in the Festival parades. Budget $46,000. 2014.
Lincoln Rallies the People. Bronze, 6.5 foot figure. Court House Square, Lincoln, Illinois. Lincoln spoke here during the U.S. Senate campaign of 1858. Budget $42,000. 2015.
Floorspar Miner & Wife. Bronze, 7.5 and 7 foot figures. Ohio River Levee, Rosiclare, Illinois. Honors the mining families and their way of life that has now passed. Also a memorial for seven miners asphyxiated in a 1971 mine accident. Budget $140,000. 2016-2017.
Miner & Wife portraits
Lincoln’s Challenge. 8’x5’x1’ limestone slab with carved young Lincoln, bronze cadets, insignia and flag. Outside Lincoln’s Challenge Academy, Rantoul, Illinois. Funded by the Illinois National Guard, the Academy offers young high school dropouts the opportunity to earn a GED upon graduation. Budget $57,000. 2019 (A CDB project)
Illinois Firefighter. Bronze 8’figure. Fire Barn # 5, Elgin, Illinois. A memorial for fallen Illinois firefighters. Next to the Fire Barn # 5 museum. Budget $75,000. 2021
Elihu Washburne. Tennessee marble bust, over life-size, 30 inches high. South Main Street, Galena, Illinois. Abolutionist Congressman represented Galena and Northern Illinois at the time of the Civil War. He actively promoted the careers of both Grant and Lincoln. Budget $12,000. 2018.
General Ely Parker. Tennessee marble bust, over life-size, 30 inches high. Native Seneca architect, lawyer and member of Grant’s staff. One of nine Galena generals. Budget $12,000. 2018.
General Ulysses S. Grant. Bronze, 5’8” seated figure. Washington Park, Main Street, Galena, Illinois. A characteristic crossed legged Grant pose, checking his watch, waiting for tourists to sit down and exchange pleasantries. Budget of $45,000, funding by Galena Downtown Business Association and Galena Country Tourism. 2022
4-H girl & horse. Clay becoming bronze, two 6.5’ high relief circles. Destined to stand as the rosette of a 16’ fair ribbon outside the Coliseum, Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, Illinois. 4-H girl shown with foal on one side of rosette; on the reverse side she races the grown horse at the Fair. Budget $75,000. 2023 completion. (A CDB project)