Our beautiful Burro Trio has landed in their new home in Southlake, Texas. This is a fun placement by Jane DeDecker and the National Sculptors' Guild. Sometimes it's nice to have something light-hearted like this to work on. The Donkey's were commissioned by the city to pay tribute to the history of the site. Our installation for this has been on hold due to the pandemic, so we are so happy to see it actualized today.
We hope the visitors to Southlake Commons love being greeted by this charismatic family.
#PublicArt NSG Placement 525
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Update 2/20/2019: Jane has been busy adding clay to the armatures and the Burro Trio enlargement is nearly complete. They are coming to life and showing so much personality. #WIP
1/15/19: We are thrilled to have a new project with the City of Southlake. This time it's a fun homage to the burros that called the area being developed home: "When plans for Southlake Commons were brought forward, the developer Sage Group, Inc. and the City Council agreed to place a bronze donkey sculpture near the Southlake Boulevard entrance to commemorate the property’s history."
The city came to NSG seeking an artist, and we of course recommended one of the nation's top figurative sculptors, Jane DeDecker. She's captured the quirky personality of the treasured donkey's so well, it's a perfect fit.
In the initial clay sketch: Depicted are two adults and a baby. One adult shows affection to the baby and the other looks off in a direction of a sound - showing both the nurturing and inquisitive curiosity of burros.
JK Designs’ Principal, John Kinkade, founded the National Sculptors’ Guild in 1992 with a handful of sculptors who wished to find thoughtful public applications for their work. Representation has since grown to over 20 contracted sculptors and painters; plus an extended network of 200+ artists that our design team works with on a regular basis to meet each project's unique needs. click here for a list of our over 500 large-scale placements.