Waco Sculpture Zoo - Razak and Auntie

Razak and Auntie is comprised of steel and sculpted, pigmented concrete. It is 64” wide and 65” high and weights in at 1174 pounds! Razak and Auntie depicts two orangutans that live in Cameron Park Zoo; Razak, who was born in January 2017, and Kutai, his “auntie”. Just after Razak was born, his mother, Mei,…

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Waco Sculpture Zoo - Afro Pach-Patch

These mother and baby elephant sculptures are made with an open wire frame construction. The sculptures are composed of 3/8” steel rods with a 6-layer powder coated surface. The six layers include: a base coat of primer, four applications of paint, and a semi-gloss clear coat. Scott estimates that between the two pieces, he executed…

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Waco Sculpture Zoo - African Lion

African Lion is comprised of steel and sculpted, pigmented concrete. It is 100” long, and 83” tall and weighs 1076 pounds! Like all Faducci’s sculptures, notice how the artist captures real personality in this animal. Lions have a strong tradition in western art as heraldic symbols of power, strength and royalty. Why do you think…

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Waco Sculpture Zoo - White Rhino

White Rhino is comprised of steel and sculpted, pigmented concrete. It weighs 1153 pounds – but that’s nothing compared to the 6,000 lbs that a real rhino can weigh! Notice how solid this animal is. It’s almost like an animal version of a tank. But sadly, its bulk is one of the reasons rhinos are…

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Waco Sculpture Zoo - Tyson

Tyson is comprised of steel and sculpted, pigmented concrete. It is a much larger than life piece that weighs in at 1163 pounds! The artwork is named for Paul Leighton Tyson (1886-1950) who was Waco High School’s championship-winning football coach from 1913-1942, and is revered as one of the most successful high school football coaches…

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Waco Sculpture Zoo - Geri

Geri is an abstracted but life-size giraffe made from tubular stainless steel. He is approximately 18’ tall, and crafted from stainless steel pipe in three different diameters: 3”, 2.5”, and 2”). The pipe is 11 gauge thick (or 1/8” thick). The giraffe has its neck extended and its tongue reaching for the canopy of live…

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Waco Sculpture Zoo - Meerkat Tribe

Artist Tom Tischler describes how his sculpture subjects “choose him” when he is inspired to make a piece. Like several of his works, this artwork is informed by his detailed knowledge of animals, and depicts their relationship to each other as well as to their environment. Notice how these meerkats look active and alert, and…

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Waco Sculpture Zoo - Taking Flight

Taking Flight is comprised of stylized birds taking off together. They were cast in an aluminum/magnesium alloy known as “Almag 535.” This material is strong, light, and corrosion resistant. Each bird weighs approximately 50 pounds. Blumberg wanted to create a Waco-specific sculpture of birds taking off that would complement the character of the location. He…

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Waco Sculpture Zoo - Ely

Ely Playing with a Stick is a bronze replica of an original work in limestone depicting a disabled baby elephant. White was inspired after reading the book Echo of the Elephants, by Cynthia Moss. Ely was an unusually large calf, and his front legs had been so restricted in the womb that he couldn’t straighten…

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Waco Sculpture Zoo - Lioness and cubs

The artist describes this piece as being one that “chose him” – he created it from his observations of lions in the wild from his time working in Africa. He states; “These creatures are not so different from ourselves, we share a lot in common. Just like us, mother animals love their babies and the…

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