Waco Sculpture Zoo - Giraffe

Giraffe is made from pigmented concrete, and weights almost 1000 pounds! Take a close look at its eyes. They are made from hand-blown glass. Notice that if you watch this sculpture for a while, you will see people of all ages and even animals walk up to interact with it as if it were alive.…

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Waco Sculpture Zoo - Night Cat

Night Cat is a classic bronze sculpture cast in standard art-quality silicon bronze and finished with a classic ferric nitrate hot patina. Notice the cat’s stealthy posture–Is it carefully taking a drink along the exposed riverbank, or is it stalking its next prey?

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Waco Sculpture Zoo - Sumatran Tiger Front

When asked why he chose the Sumantran Tiger, Tischler responded that he did not choose the piece. Rather, the piece chose him. He spent a lot of time observing animals and their natural behavior through his conservation work, and his wife is a zoo veterinarian, so he gets plenty of opportunity to see them up…

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Waco Sculpture Zoo - Whitetail

Deer are among the very first animals to have been represented in early human art. They can be found in the earliest cave paintings and carvings ever discovered. Our relationship with deer is that of hunter and hunted, but it’s also more complex than that. Deer can also represent the soul, a spirit of mystery,…

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Waco Sculpture Zoo - Wise Elephant

This “wise elephant” is a large cast bronze piece that sits on a park bench allowing visitors to sit down for a moment and wonder just what he is thinking. The elephant is anthropomorphized, meaning that O’Tool gave him human characteristics. It is actually a humorous interpretation of Rodin’s famous sculpture, “The Thinker”. The artwork…

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Waco Sculpture Zoo - Gerenuk

Ullberg spent 7 years in Africa studying, and chose this piece because he found the gerenuk to be an exotic and interesting antelope. He found it exciting to depict him reaching up, standing on his skinny back legs, which challenged the stretched integrity of the composition. Because of this, Ullberg had to include special engineering…

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Waco Sculpture Zoo - Spiny Lizard

“Ornate Spiny-Tailed Lizard” is hand-sculpted from steel and pigmented concrete with glass mosaic tile. It is a much larger than life piece that weighs in at almost 1,000 pounds! Notice how the sun catches the iridescent tiles on the lizard’s back and makes them look like every color in the rainbow. One of the ways…

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Flamingo

“Mother and Child” by Dan D Brook is a cast bronze sculpture of a mother flamingo and young flamingo chick. The piece is 4 feet tall from ground to the height of the flamingo’s back. The artist used steel reinforcement of legs for additional support and strength. While the artist was creating this work, his…

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Bats Taking Flight

As an artist, Bryant J. Stanton likes to observe nature and draw inspiration from what he sees. He is particularly drawn to patterns in nature, divine proportions, and the Fibonacci sequence. The coordinated, frantic, serpentine flight patterns of Mexican Free-Tail bats interested Stanton, as they fly out in an orchestrated swirl into the night sky.…

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Waco Sculpture Zoo - Trouble

Bears are symbolic animals in many art traditions, including Native American folklore. Their ability to walk on two legs made them seem closely linked with people, and their ability to fight even when injured made them symbols of strength, determination and healing. Notice this little bearcub’s expression. What do you think the artist is telling…

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