Faux Bois: Real Artistry Behind Fake Wood

“I think the bridge in Brackenridge Park stands out probably as the most fantastic piece that we know.”

By Jack MorganMarch 21, 2019 9:30 am, , ,

From Texas Public Radio:

The Treehouse at the Witte, that odd bus stop by the H-E-B on Broadway, and that great big gate at the Japanese Tea Garden. These are works of art that all look like wood, but aren’t. These are the works of two men whose artistry far exceeds their fame. Those artists are Dionicio Rodriguez and Carlos Cortes.

Patsy Pittman Light thought Rodriguez’s works were so important that she wrote a biography on him. “Capturing Nature: The Cement Sculpture of Dionicio Rodriguez” details his life and work.

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