Texas Longhorn

Dedicated September 1983

Location

The University of Texas at Austin Main Campus

Size

1.5 x life-size

Client

The University of Texas at Austin student service organizations, the Silver Spurs, and Texas Wranglers

Commission Objective

To create a bronze monument commemorating both the significance and the contribution that the Texas Longhorn breed of cattle has had on the welfare of the state of Texas. As the selected artist, I chose to depict a larger than life size Longhorn steer placed on a bronze base incorporating a bas-relief scene of a historical Texas Longhorn trail drive. Beyond a simple depiction of the Longhorn as the University mascot, this concept enabled me to convey the impact that the Texas Longhorn has had on Texas.

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