Hot Springs Historic District - Lankford House J.O. Lankford homesteaded the Hot Springs area in 1909 after hearing stories of the healing power of the springs. Lankford had a history of poor health and sought the therapeutic powers of the hot springs. He moved his pregnant wife and 18 month old daughter to this remote area. With much help from Mexicans already inhabiting the land, Lankford experienced success developing the Hot Springs.
THE ANIMALS OF BIG BEND
These beautiful pieces have been commissioned by the Friends of Big Bend National Park and are offered for sale to raise funds for projects that support and enhance the Park — Texas' great natural treasure.
BIG BEND'S WILDLIFE
Big Bend National Park - the heart of the Chihuahuan Desert - is home to a wide array of bird and animal life. Black bears and mountain lions share its rugged terrain with mule deer, javelina, coyote, peregrine falcon, and golden eagle. Desert big horn sheep roam its eastern mountains and pronghorn antelope graze its northern flats. Small mammals, reptiles and amphibians are common and its bird life is a fascinating bounty of eastern, western and Mexican species.
Each piece is a 'desk top size' wildlife sculpture cast in silicon bronze, signed, numbered and issued in a limited edition of 100 copies. Bases are latigo leather. New wildlife subjects will be added to the series as sculpted. Prices are affordable to allow easy collection of the series.
PIECESBorder PatrolFirst CubEl CoyoteFoxy LadyBig HornPear TimeCactus JackOn the WindThe Prize40 Million Years Too Late
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Austin sculptor/architect Bob Coffee served as a board member of the Friends of Big Bend National Park for nine years, and has served as architect for Park projects. Coffee's bronzes are featured in galleries across the Southwest. He has been elected a Signature Member of the American Plains Artists, and has exhibited at the Kerrville Art Center, the Texas Society of Sculptors at the LBJ Wildflower Center and in the National Sculpture Society's Annual Exhibit at Brookgreen Gardens in South Carolina.