Characterizing Texas History in Bronze
Ann talks to Mike O'Brien, TPWD sculptor/exhibit designer, about the process he used to produce the bronze panels found on the facade of the museum that depict pivotal events in the history of Texas.
Texas History in Bronze (Windows Media)
Texas History in Bronze (Real Media)
Small 22" x 32" clay models
Full-sized paper patterns to cut styrofoam
Styrofoam cut from pattern for 11-ft. x 16-ft. model
Clay being applied over styrofoam
Full-sized model next to original small model
Liquid mold rubber being applied over clay model
First Texans: Finished product cast in concrete and stained to look like bronze.
Cotton and immigration
Artist as Mexican soldier
Artist's wife as Suzan D