Grants Pass sculptor remembers Brady Adams

Grants Pass, Ore. — A Grants Pass artist is creating a clay sculpture commemorating Brady Adams, the longtime Josephine County resident and former Oregon legislator that lost his life to Parkinson’s disease in 2015.

To many, Brady Adams was someone that always had the best interests of the community at heart. Sedlow said, “There’s a lot of stories about that fella and it was important for him to be remembered.”

Sculptor Peter Sedlow knew Adams for more than a decade and wanted to do something to commemorate his friend. Something that would last forever. He said, “We just felt it was necessary for him to be remembered because he did a number of things for this community. He was constantly coming up with something as an influential person in the area.”

Sedlow came up with the idea to make a sculpture of Brady a year and half ago.

Every inch of the sculpture was designed with a purpose. Referring to the little boy featured next to the likeness of Brady Adams, Sedlow commented, “That’s his grandson, Sam.”

Even the bench was made to represent the Rogue River.

In the end, Sedlow said it’s about encompassing who Brady was and what he meant to the community.

“He was always warm and friendly it was always welcoming what you saw was what you got,” recalled Sedlow.

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