Louisville artist William M. Duffy is a professionally trained painter, but he believes it was a chance encounter that led him to his destiny as a sculptor: While driving home from his job at the Louisville Museum of History and Science years ago, he saw an accident that caused a car to smash into a bank’s marble column, breaking it into pieces. Marble remnants laid on the sidewalk, and Duffy took a chunk home. He began carving and knew he’d found his calling. For 40 years, he’s been honing his craft as a full-time sculptor; he’s shown his emotive figurative and abstract sculptures in exhibitions throughout the United States, and his work can be found in numerous private and public collections. Duffy is also an educator, and he’s shared his artistic skills with all ages from every background for nearly four decades.