Age: 15
Location: Turlock, Calif.

Sculptor Rodman Edwards may only be 15 years old, but he’s already aware that fearlessness—even in the face of controversy—is a requirement for any artist. In February, the high school student made headlines across the country when he put forth a proposal for trading out the TV Hall of Fame’s Cliff Huxtable statue with his vision for Fat Albert Cries for Dr. Huxtable, a life-sized bronze statue depicting a nude Cliff Huxtable with Fat Albert in place of his genitals. “I wanted to deal with this particular current event, because I was a big fan of Fat Albert when I was very young,” Edwards told The Creators Project. “I felt I needed to speak up, and show what I think of this through my art.”