Today is Grandparents’ Day. It is an appropriate day to revisit Kevin Kresse’s Breaking the Cycle. This sculpture, in Riverfront Park, is located near the belvedere in the park (which is visible in the background of the photo below).
The sculpture depicts an older man (ostensibly a grandfather) being pushed in a wheelbarrow by a young boy. The artist’s son, Roman, served as the model for the young boy.
Kresse’s piece was donated by Lisenne Rockefeller. Mrs. Rockefeller and Kresse have worked together before. He sculpted the official bust of her late husband which is on display at the State Capitol.
In addition to this piece, Kresse’s art can be found throughout Little Rock, the state of Arkansas and the United States.