Johnny Cash Trail in Folsom Adding 40-Foot 'Man in Black' Statue with 'Ring of Fire' Details
In 2014, Folsom Prison unveiled a 2.5-mile path named after music icon Johnny Cash. In 2018, the Johnny Cash Trail and Overpass is getting a 40-foot tall statue of the "Folsom Prison Blues" singer, made by artist Gary Tillery, nicknamed the "Man in Black." If all of these references to Cash's songs weren't enough for you, when the sun sets behind the statue, certain details make it look like Cash in engulfed in a "Ring of Fire."
According to The Independent, this new statue is set to be the trail's centerpiece, complete with the flame cutouts that are sure to make it stand out on the path dedicated to the legendary singer. Tillery's statue will reportedly be completed, depending on funding, by 2018, and will be one of eight art pieces, according to Wide Open Country.
"His connection and our family's connection will go on in a most beautiful way with the City of Folsom," Rosanne Cash said when the trail was first opened in 2014. "Now this beauty and this connection to nature that he loved so much are going to be here forever."
Rolling Stone covered the opening of the trail, and is sure to cover more on the additions coming to it in the near future.
You can check out some details on Tillery's piece over at his official website right here!
We can't wait to see this statue in the sunset when it is unveiled in 2018!
Tillery is associated with The Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt-Amrany, which is known for commissioned statues and art pieces like this, including one of Shaquille O'Neal that was recently revealed on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last month.