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Nov 01

Have you been commissioned to create a monument?

Congratulations. We hope…

Texas Ranger statue at the Waco Museum cast and finished by Stevens Art Foundry

Being awarded a commission, or having one assigned, is an exciting emotional experience for any artist. However, after the initial celebratory glee wanes, reality sets in and the gravity of the project begins to descend. Project deadlines, meetings, and media inquiries all represent challenges for any artist whose primary aim is create art. That is if you are an artist.

Commissioned monuments are also delegated to accomplished business people who function admirably in the shark-infested seas of modern business, yet have scant knowledge of how monumental art bronzes are created. Either way, each situation places the responsibility of  creating a large public artwork on a person who faces challenges beyond their usual expertise.

At Stevens Art Foundry we understand the significance, and the corresponding pressure, of being commissioned to create a monumental bronze. Typically, monumental bronzes will last beyond our own lifespans, and will be seen millions of people. It will also be compared and critiqued against other monuments created by recognized sculptors.

Consequently, if you have been granted a commission to produce a monumental bronze and have any doubts about how to execute the project give us a call or send us an email. Stevens Art Foundry’s artisans have the talent and energy to see your project to its completion. We understand scheduling and deadlines. We understand the difficult and complex task of creating public works of art, and can help you in every aspect of the process. We’ve worked with artists, sculptors and project managers on a vast array of life-sized and larger than life-sized monuments over the past four decades. Please visit our notable projects page to see just a few of the monuments we have successfully placed all over the United States. If you like what you see, contact us or drop by the foundry and learn how the right foundry can make your commission a reality.