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I went to see the Mustangs of Las Colinas!

 

In Irving Texas is the community of Las Colinas, the home of the Mustangs sculpture. Robert Glen, the artist who was commissioned in 1976 by Ben H. Carpenter, spent 8 years creating the 9 mustangs that would eventually be housed at Williams Square. The most amazing part of the story is that the designers of the architectural development were given the artwork for the sculpture and told to design around the Mustangs. I first saw photos of the Mustangs in the '80s and I've wanted to see since then. Some 20+ years later I visited the scupture and was not disappointed. Here's the view from the front of the arrangement and you'll eventually see part of each beautiful work of art.

 

Robert Glen, the artist, was born in Nairobi, Kenya. He began his career as an artist in 1970. The Mustangs was commissioned in 1976 and completed in 1984. A small museum dedicated to the sculpture and the artist is housed in one of the buildings alongside the sculpture and it is worth the visit.

 

robertglen.com/biography.html

 

This is my favorite work of art! Beautiful! (Sad isn't it, that Dallas is only a 3 hour trip from Houston and it's been at least 18 years since I was last there?)

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Taken on February 27, 2009