ELEVATOR DOORS, DALLAS

Bronze elevator doors / wall, hand sculpted by Austin Weishel.
Bronze elevator doors / wall, hand sculpted by Austin Weishel.
Bronze elevator doors / wall, hand sculpted by Austin Weishel.

With only going from one photo taken of this wall in the 1940’s, it was a challenge to re create this wall out of bronze.

History: This building is a historical landmark in Dallas due to the events that transpired there the day John F Kennedy was assassinated. Lee Harvey Oswald, the shooter, once apprehended, was housed in the basement of this building.

When I was commissioned for this project, I knew that it was going to be incredibly difficult. The level of detail and ornate design on the 1900’s building was astounding. Through meticulous work and a high level of detailed workmanship, I was able to recreate the original elevator doors and walls that were placed in this building over 100 years ago.

Standing over 15 feet tall and weighing over 5,000lb, this bronze sculpture wall pays tribute to the style of the time as well as leaving a lasting impression on the viewer. Honoring the original artwork while also allowing it to be enjoyed for lifetimes to come is a true privilege for me as an artist.

To enjoy this artwork in person, please visit the building in Dallas, Texas.

Collaboration with: Specified Art, Chris Judy

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