Golfer water tower art beautifies Cayce roadside

The water tower on US 321, or Charleston Highway, in Cayce does not look so old and rusty anymore.tower2-3

It’s now the largest hand-painted mural in the state of South Carolina.
Public Works of the HeART, under the oversight of Will Bryan, raised funds to paint the water tower. It turned the mundane into a thing of beauty. Specifically, Muralist Eric Henn, an internationally recognized muralist, painted the tower.

“It shows this community believes in transforming something old into something beautiful,” said Cayce Mayor Elise Partin.

The tower depicts golfers with the backdrop of a Palmetto tree and a crescent moon. It has been painted on the 3,800 tiles that the water tower is comprised of.
The word “Cayce” with a Gamecock in the “C” is another feature. The tower overlooks the practice range of the University of South Carolina’s Golf Team and the Par-Tee Driving Range. The color of the tower includes the various shades of a calm and soothing sunset.

Bryan, is founder of Public Works of the HeART and a former Gamecock football player. He said one side of the mural features the silhouette of Darius Rucker playing golf. On the other side is Steve Spurrier in a similar golf course stance. On top, there is a Gamecock golf ball.

Bryan said all of the side tiles were offered for $25-a-piece as a part of a crowdfund, fundraiser to pay for the painting. A donation also covered the cost of 25 meals to a Harvest Hope Food Bank client with the purchase of each foot-wide tile.

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