BATS TAKING FLIGHT
A N I M A L : Mexican Free-Tail Bats
M A T E R I A L : Aluminum & powder coat
P R I C E : $32,000
U N I Q U E / M U L T I P L E : Unique, local artist
D E S C R I P T I O N : This is a kinetic sculpture representing the Mexican free-tail bat featured at the Cameron Park Zoo. It will rotate in the wind depicting an upward ascension of flight. This spiral form is similar to other works we have designed and fabricated in Waco: The MCC DNA Sculpture and the BU Eternal Flame.
The silhouetted bats move on long sinuous tubes of aluminum representing river grasses, reeds, or even the bamboo found in the zoo. The tubes will strike one another generating sound similar to chimes. The bats will be painted with reflective, cool colors, representing dusk. The reflective paint will pick up on the head lights of passing cars and flash lights, bouncing off of the painted bats. The reflected light against the dark background of the forest will appear as illuminated bats flying about.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Stanton Studios has expanded from Stanton Glass Studio, to include artwork and craftsmanship in woodworking and metalworking. Stanton Studios is a family-owned and operated business located in the beautiful countryside outside of Waco, Texas. The company was founded in 1979 by Bryant Stanton, and Stanton Studios’ expert artisans have come to be nationally-respected in stained glass, woodworking, and metalworking. Bryant Stanton works alongside his four sons to create beautiful and original works of art for private residences, public, corporate, and church settings throughout the United States. As true artists, the craftsmen of Stanton Studios will design, create, and install custom orders in cabinetry, stained glass windows, metal sculptures, door entries, and domes.
Stanton Studios has created a number of notable pieces of public art across the USA, including domes and skylights for the Driskell Hotel in Austin, stained glass projects for numerous churches and chapels (including Tiffany restoration), the Eternal Flame sculpture for Baylor University and a double helix sculpture for the science building at McLennan Community College.