Weighing in at an impressive 10,000 lbs the National Sculptors' Guild just set this granite obelisk for the DeSoto, Texas Military Memorial located at the Historic Nance Farm. JK Designs' John Kinkade also designed an ornamental knot garden and pedestrian walk to adorn the 7ft tall monument creating a new site for community memorial gatherings and personal reflections. #DesotoTexas #MilitaryMemorial
The National Sculptors' Guild just completed our latest installation in Southlake, Texas. Kathleen Caricof's Texas Stars design was selected by the City for placement at their new community event center The Marq.
A celestial-inspired artwork representing the community of Southlake, this design reflects the population's ability to stand tall for their ideals. Three fabricated steel stars serve as symbols of Strength, Honor and Excellence as well as becoming a beautiful tribute to the wide open sky; a broader pride for the state of Texas; and an iconic sculptural statement for The Marq Southlake.
This placement consists of three fabricated stainless steel stars, each measuring roughly seven to ten feet tall. The stars vary slightly from one other. The tall ‘leg’ of each star secures to poured concrete cylindrical pedestals of differing heights. The varying lengths of the ‘legs’ and heights of the concrete pedestals staggering the total height. The various heights of each star were partially determined by the views from the inside of The Marq building as well as from the pedestrian walkway so that the installation is engaging from both the vantage points.
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