New Coppini Project Team: Texas Based Art Firms

Morning, Clint! Based on our recent conversation re: your offer in support of the Coppini Project, I have a few ideas about how we can position the official “The Lost Coppini Statue Project” to show that our all-encompassing and expansive project merits widespread support:   It is the team’s intention to precisely re-create Coppini’s original masterpiece of “Victims of the …


Deep In The Heart Art Foundry Comes to Victims Statue Rescue

    John, I am sorry this has happened. I have been working on a possible solution to this project before this all happened. I have an idea not only to fund the sculpture, but create the entire vision of fountain and reliefs in the process.   I have been talking with the Shiflett Brothers, and Greg Phelps of Frame By Frame …


Texas Sculptors re: “Victims of the Galveston Flood”

TEXAS SCULPTORS   The topic of Texas sculptors was raised during a recent conversation with a Coppini project supporter.  About two years ago, veteran sculptor Peggy Maceo and yours truly canvassed the country looking for world class sculptors with a proven track record of creating monumental statues for national and international clients.  The process, which lasted six months, resulted in …


“Evolution of a Masterpiece”: San Antonio Express – March 1904

Art Reviewer – San Antonio Express from March 1904   I thought you would enjoy this rare item from a March 1904 San Antonio Express series wherein an art reviewer is bringing the “Victims of the Galveston Flood” to life in three articles entitled “Evolution of a Masterpiece”.  As much as the three surviving photos of the Victims heroic this …


Wedding Ring Band Survives 1900 Storm 119 Years Later

Galveston Storm of 1900: September 8, 1900 Bernardoni Family Wedding Ring Survives Biblical Hurricane “One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them.” Gandalf By a monumental miracle, the wedding band of my great grandfather – Giovanni Carlo Bernardoni – survived the Storm of 1900. Sadly, …