Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Bunny eyes Wailers tribute By Howard Campbell
Bunny Wailer has launched an initiative to build a statue in tribute to The Wailers, the legendary group he co-founded 55 years ago in Trench Town. A maquette depicting him, Bob Marley and Peter Tosh was displayed last week in Kingston. The maquette is done by sculptor Paul Napier whose work includes a bust of National Hero Marcus Garvey that sits at Liberty Hall in Kingston. Maxine Stowe, Wailer's manager, told Jamaica Observer's weekly Splash that the singer/songwriter approached Napier about a possible project in February, when Napier unveiled a bust of Wailer. “It's really to support the identity of The Wailers. What we are doing is moving forward to get funding, which is what the launch was about,” said Stowe. She did not give details about possible sponsors but said the Government has been approached for support. Once completed, Wailer plans to mount the monument at Bournemouth Beach Park Complex in east Kingston.