The Briscoe Western Art Museum is amazing, and that is where I found this absolutely stunning piece of artwork. It is peaceful, full of information and one of the best museums on the history of all things Texas I have ever seen!
Above; The full statue of “How Many More?”
The Genius behind the Art….
The Genius behind this sculpture is Blair Buswell, a sculptor, unfortunately not too well known for his amazing works. Blair has been the sculptor of the NFL hall of fame busts since 1983 and has graced the world with approximately 88 busts of NFL legends since then. Blair Buswell’s first bust for the pro-Football Hall of Fame was of legendary coach, Sid Gillman, who spent his lengthy career with several teams across the decades.
Mr. Buswell’s sculptures go far beyond just busts for the NFL, and they are just as amazing as the Indian bust, which he fittingly named, “How Many More?”. It is on display at The Briscoe Western Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas, in the heart of downtown. I’ve included a link for the museum if you ever find yourself in San Antonio and want to get out of the rat race of tourists. The museum is a very calming place to learn of Texas and American history. It’s also interactive so it will keep you and the family engaged. It’s wonderfully put together and maintained magnificently.
I’ve also included a link to Blair Buswell’s website below. You can find out where you can see his other works, as they are scattered all over the country at several different venues. Trust me on this….you will be glad that you went out of your way to see anything he has done. I can only hope and pray I will be able to see him in person one day to autograph the picture I took that I have now put on canvas for my home.
The article link I have included below is written by ESPN on Blair Buswell in August of 2015. It chronicles how he goes about making a bust for the NFL. I myself am a football lover but I think that anyone would find it interesting on how anyone can take a block of clay and turn it into a breathtaking sculpture that people drive hours or even days to see and take pictures of.
*NOTE; Below is the actual picture that I had put on canvas to hang in my home. I have it hanging on a door for the picture/post, but it will be hung in my dining room. It looks a lot more brown online than it really is and there is no chromatic aberration (CA) on the actual picture.*