I manipulate metals and minerals and bonding solutions in order to provoke emotional responses from people I will usually never meet. That which happens in the process some people call art. My talent for creating icons and illusions turned into a lifetime of manipulations... in various pigments, bronze and steel, some quite large, which loom in museums, schools, collections and public places all over Texas. Here on this blog you can watch my creative actions and insights unfold...

Most Recent Projects

Russell Cushman: Sculptor and Muralist

The Frank Hamer bronze monument at Navasota City Hall was dedicated in March of  2013.

A body of paintings I call the "Brazos Buffalo" series. These were privately commissioned by art collectors...

 And in 2012:  This ten-foot, welded steel, outdoor sculpture was for the Music Dept. at Blinn College in Brenham, Texas.

 Two murals in the foyer of the visitor's center at Blue Bell Creamery, Brenham, Texas...

I am very proud to add Blue Bell to my list of clients who have commissioned murals.

One mural greets visitors as they enter the building which houses the Country Store and the Ice Cream Parlor, another in the same room is a mural over the new Texas High School Baseball Coaches Museum.

This is the first time I have had the pleasure of painting murals about things I have had close personal experience with... Texas wildflowers, baseball, dairy cows, and my favorite ice cream. You might say that when I go to Heaven.... my concept of it would look something like this!

Finally, you can go someplace in Texas and see her two most beautiful wildflowers, no matter what time of the year it is!

Texas "bluebells", AKA purple gentian, which bloom in mid-summer, were the inspiration for the name of the popular Brenham-made Ice Cream.

I have completed over ten thousand square feet of murals in Texas schools, restaurants and museums. Numerous murals and wildlife sculptures have been done in Bryan and College Station schools. I have done several large canvas works for various hospitals in Houston, Midland and Round Rock, Texas.

International award winning welded steel sculpture "Brazos Freedom" at Navasota, Texas

Notable Projects:

Life sized Texas longhorn sculpture in front of Stelzig's store in Terminal D, Bush Houston Intercontinental Airport.

140 feet of murals at Star of the Republic Museum, Washington on the Brazos, Texas.

Battle of Galveston diorama at Houston Baptist University, Houston, Texas

Bronze monument to mothers, called "Memoire" at Heritage Park, Bryan, Texas.

You are encouraged to learn a great deal more about me at my official website, russellcushman.com, where many of my works and projects are pictured and described in detail.

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