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Sculptor Edd Hayes has conceived a statue depicting local soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan to pay tribute to fallen soldiers from the area and all of the military branches. It would be placed at Town Green Park. Click here to read more...
Official Texas State Sculptor, Edd Hayes was picked to create a monument celebrating Katy, Texas and the prairie surrounding as the Goose Capital. The area has been for many years known for the millions of different species of geese that winter there.
Hayes will create a fourteen feet tall bronze sculpture of four huge 1 1/2 life-size Canadian geese landing and one goose on the ground grazing. The monument will be just off Interstate 10 at the Katy Mills exit. The bronze monument will be landscaped with a limestone rock wall facing the highway with large bronze letters spelling out Katy Texas on the front of the three feet tall limestone wall. It will be known as "The Landing". The monument will be installed in the winter of 2011.
Houston sculptor Edd Hayes recently began installing the first of 21 head of his slightly larger than life-size bronze deer around The Woodlands. The extremely relaistic bronze deer will be placed at five different entrances to The Woodlands. The first set of three, a big buck, doe and a fawn, were just installed at the College Park entrance at Hwy 249 and Interstate 45. Another set of four, a buck, two doe and a fawn were installed at the entrance to The Woodlands Resort and Conference Center.
Studio Open House and Reception for "IN THE LINE OF FIRE"
The Houston Fire Museum and Edd Hayes Studios held a reception and 'invitation only' open house at the artist's studio in Spring. The occasion was so the people involved in the project could get a look at the finished life-size clay sculpture, "In the Line of Fire" before it goes to the foundry to be cast into bronze.
Several of the firefighters that modeled for the eight foot tall sculpture were on hand and the artist had each one sign one of the 'clay bricks' on the base of the sculpture.
The very dramatic sculpture depicts a lone firefighter, in action, with his fire ax in one hand and a fire hose over his shoulder battling his evil foe, fire.
The sculpture is dedicated to all firefighters everywhere, who daily risk their lives to save the lives and property of all of us and to the ones who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
A bronze casting of "In the Line of Fire" will be installed on the corner of Main and Hadley downtown Houston in front of the new Houston Fire Museum.
HOUSTON SCULPTOR, EDD HAYES PICKED FOR W W II HISTORICAL MONUMENT SCHEDULED FOR DEDICATION 11 NOV 2006
The TEXAS WW II HISTORICAL MONUMENT FUND and The 103d INFANTRY DIVISION ASSN. of WW II are pleased to announce that Texas artist, Edd Hayes has been chosen as the sculptor for their planned Monument. The Texas Department of Transportation has approved plans to place the historical monument at their Welcome Center just north of Gainesville on the west side of US 1-35. It will preserve vital history for our future generations.
15,000 men of the 103d Infantry Division trained at Camp Howze immediately west of that center prior to their combat action in France, Germany and Austria to end WW II. 847 of them gave their lives to preserve our freedom, 4,099 earned Purple Hearts.
To preserve this vital part of Texas History, plans are to erect
"A Call To Duty" a single figure, a 1 1/2 life-size Soldier in WW II combat gear atop a pentagon shape base with inscriptions covering their WW II HISTORY, BATTLE RECORDS and ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE. Total height of the Monument will be approximately 14 ft. tall.
A group of veterans of the 103rd started work on this project in 1989 and formed a 501 (C-3) non-profit tax-free status Corporation in 1999. The 103d Association Members and their friends expect by the end of 2005 to have donated some $80,000.00 toward a goal of $100,000.00 to cover the statue and INSCRIPTION cost. To support this noble venture please send donations to TEXAS WW II HISTORICAL MONUMENT FUND, 9737 Warwana Rd., Houston, TX 77080.
This project has the blessing of the Gainesville and Texas State VFW, The Local City of Gainesville Officials, The Morton Museum, Local Civic Clubs and The Texas State Historical Commission.
In just over 25 years, sculptor Edd Hayes has created several Monuments and has work in Museums in Texas, Colorado, Louisiana, California, South Dakota and Russia. His most recent works, "AGGIE SPIRIT" was unveiled in College Station and "MARSHALL CATOR, LAST OF A RARE BREED" at The Panhandle Plains Museum in Canyon, Texas. Find out more about Edd Hayes by visiting his website at WWW.EDDHAYES.COM
After looking at over a hundred different sculptor's work, The City of Lufkin's 'Landscape Advisory Task Force' has picked sculptor Edd Hayes' life-size eagle, "Spirit of America" to be placed in a new public park which will also be named, "Spirit of America Park". The bronze sculpture features a female American Bald Eagle landing on her nest with three eaglets in the nest. The bronze will be mounted onto an approximately 4000 pound boulder, all to be placed in front of a small, tree lined pond ajacent to the famous, 'Azalea Trail' that winds through the park. The sculpture and park will be formerly dedicated on September 11, 2002 in honor of the victims of the tradegy of September 11, 2001. The sculpture and park project is being paid for through local fund raisers and private donations.
A new life-size bronze by artist, Edd Hayes was recently unveiled at Lockett Plaza in Brenham, Texas. The bronze, titiled, "Ready to Ride", depicts former Mayor Reese B. Lockett clad in his western/riding attire, leather chaps, and holding his saddle and bridle. The bronze was commissioned by The City of Brenham and paid for through private donations. This is the first bronze sculpture ever to be placed in the town of Brenham, located just 50 miles northwest of Houston.
Texas sculptor, Edd Hayes has recieved the honor of being named by The Texas Legislature as The Official Texas State Sculptor. The honor was bestowed, based on the scope of the artist's total work along with attention to his portrayal of the history and rich heritage of Texas. Other factors include the artists' involvement with community , civic and charitable organizations. Hayes is best known for his monumental sculpture such as "Wild and Free" at the Houston Astrodome and "The Champ" in front of The Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame in Colorado.
Edd Hayes was recently commissioned by the George Foundation to create a life-size portrait of Mamie and Albert George, seated together on a bench. The sculpture will be placed next to the main house and museum at The George Ranch Historical Park in Richmond, Texas. The dedication is scheduled for this fall, 1998.
The one half life-size bronze sculpture, "Call of the Sea" by Edd Hayes was selected by Conoco Inc. and R&B Falcon Drilling to celebrate the launching of two new "super ships". More details to follow soon.
Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame, Colorado Springs, Colorado
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