Jesus Bautista Moroles is active/lives in Texas. Jesus Moroles is known for monumental granite sculpture, painting.
Biography Jesus Moroles
Well known for his monumental granite sculpture, Jesus Moroles has one of his works in the White House sculpture garden. A 64 ton piece is also across from the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. He works, not by carving granite, but by hammering 5-inch steel wedges into large slabs, causing them to split against the grain. He polishes some surfaces and leaves others raw.
He apprenticed with Luis Jimenez, who tried to persuade him unsuccessfully to work in fiberglass that looked like stone. But he wouldn't do it because he likes "living stone" that resists his efforts. Moroles first encountered granite in 1978 on the eve of his graduation from the University of North Texas in Denton. And his first piece of granite sculpture sold a
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