Newsboy Sculpture for the Texas Press Association


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Journal Entries
To read the journal start
at the home page and
click the
"next" button at the
bottom of each page or you can see the entire
list of journal entries,
to date, on the
Journal Archive Page

Involving Students
in the Newsboy Sculpture

(the bottom of each page
has student and
teacher information)

Articles Written
About the
Newsboy Sculpture

Newsboy Links

Ordering the Small
or Large
Newsboy Sculpture
(Small sculpture is an
edition of 100,
large sculpture is
an edition of 10)

Gallery of the
Life-Size Newsboy


January 22-29, 2004
Sculpting is complete on the life-size newsboy
Looking back over the journal of this project, it has been almost three months since the start of the life-size newsboy. I began the life-size sculpture on November 8, 2004 and it is now six months since the beginning of the project - August 2004. The weeks between August and November were spent on research, finding a pose, learning about clothing of the period, finding an original pattern and sewing outfit of the time period, finalizing photos for reference, and creating the small newsboy sculpture in bronze.

It is wonderful to see the sculpture in such a state of completion. Although it is said, “artwork is never finished, only abandoned.”

Artistically, there are still some things I will do with the sculpture; however, I will do them in the next step, as I get the sculpture ready for the foundry, either as I prepare for the wax or in the wax. Most artists that I know send the sculpture off to the foundry at this stage; however, we will be doing the mold, and I’ll go to the foundry to do the wax so you will be able to watch that process as well. After that I’ll be sure to document the foundry process for the web site.


It was so much fun to have Dusty come in and meet the sculpture in person. When I gave Dusty a hug, I couldn’t help but pull back and feel his shoulders. For a moment there I wished he could somehow have been in the studio the past three months, holding the pose, so I could see him when I needed to.

Next week we will be working on the mold and waxes. According to our schedule we have until the end of the month to get the waxes to the foundry. That will give the foundry two months for the metal work. I’m hoping to have the final product by May 1st. The unveiling is May 19th.
With those extra 19 days, it gives us time to solve any problems that may occur and also to install the sculpture on our target date.


We still don’t know when the Texas legislators will discuss our newsboy.  Senator Whitmire prefiled the bill in December.  The Texas Press Association, my client, is staying on top of that.  I’ll be sure to post as soon as I hear something. 











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