Super Art in Dallas? Fort Worth’s Tacky State-Shaped Sculpture Puts the Tasteless Back in DFW

ARTINFO tackles North Texas football-related art events, and, yes, despite the Cowboys Stadium project, an interesting show up at Dunne and Brown, and the Meadows and PDNB’s photography exhibitions, all it takes is one awful, tacky piece of garbage placed in a prominent location to bring down our cultural vibe:

Prefer your sports art in sculpture form? Check out the recently-unveiled public sculpture “Cradle of Champions.” This 16-foot-tall, nearly 7-ton sculpture — made largely from steel recycled from the Cowboys’ former Texas Stadium — stands proudly in Fort Worth’s Sundance Square. Created by Gerdau Ameristeel, a Tampa-based steel mill company, the sculpture is — I kid you not — shaped like the state of Texas, mounted on a giant oil rig, emblazoned with the Cowboy’s star logo, and punctured by a massive football shooting out through the middle.

Careful there, Dallas! You might be putting Licensed Super Bowl Artist Charles Fazzino out of a job.

Image: Rendering of ‘Cradle of Champions’


  • sarah jane

    wow. that might warrant a field trip west.