What is the Sacred Fire Project?


Renowned metalsmith William Rogers along with Nathan Bush and JR Wolfe (both of whom are EBCI enrolled members) are working on the “Sacred Fire Project” – a plan to turn an unused courtyard on campus into a culturally-succinct area for employees with the help and support of the Cherokee Preservation Foundation!

Nathan Bush, William Rogers, and James “JR” Wolfe stand in front of the flame portion of the piece they’re currently working on, representing the Cherokee clans, that will be installed in a courtyard at the Cherokee Indian Hospital. (SCOTT MCKIE B.P./One Feather photos)

You can read more about their work here.

Bringing a vision to life

Above is a rendering of the current design for the courtyard (located just outside our Walnut Conference room), the center will be the completed flame built by William Rogers, Nathan Bush and JR Wolfe.

To learn more about metalsmithing and past projects this trio has worked on, check out this article by John O’Hern that details “An Ancient Practice.”

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