Easter at the Coming King Foundation Sculpture Garden

Easter at the Coming King Foundation Sculpture Garden

If you are in the Kerrville area (I-10 and Hwy 16) come see us this Saturday at the Coming King Foundation Sculpture Garden.  David is one of the artist that has donated work in the garden.  We donated the “It Is Finished” sculpture located at the entrance of the Prayer Garden.

On Saturday, April 4, 2015, an all day “RESURRECTION CELEBRATION” will begin at 9:00 AM. and end at 6:00 PM.  LIVE Christian music in all styles will be performed by local and national talent. Music will be presented by Sony Recording Artist, Lenny Holmes and Warner Brothers Recording Artist, Raymone Carter, both from Richmond, VA. Local talent will include the Impact Christian Fellowship Worship Team, the Trinity Baptist Church Choir, Zion Lutheran Church Worship Team, Ryan and Nicole Huff, A Cross Generation Band, David and Chris Cawthon, Mount Olive Baptist Choir, the Villalobos Family and the Wild Ride Ministries Worship Team.

 Inspirational speakers will be well known local Kerrville ministers including John Hiddema, pastor of First Baptist Church, Jimmy Sportsman, pastor of Kerrville Church Of Christ, Stockton Williams, pastor of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, James Wilson, pastor of Kerrville Christian Center, Noah Diggs, pastor of Mount Olive Baptist Church, Mike Weaver, pastor of Wild Ride Ministries Church, pastor Jack Rothenflue, Director of Commission To Every Nation, and TCKF founder and President, artist evangelist, Max Greiner, Jr.

 On Sunday morning, April 5, 2015, TCKF will host a special 1 ½ hour “SON RISE EASTER SERVICE” starting at 7:00 AM.  TCKF Trustee, Louada Raschke and “A Cross Generation Band” will lead worship. TCKF President, Max Greiner, Jr. will share testimony and Pastor Mark Rylander of Friendship Bible Church will give the Easter message. Guests will receive a free package of TCKF materials when they enter the garden property, including the addresses of area Christian churches.  All visitors will be encouraged to attend Easter services at local churches later that morning.

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Here are several photos from our time installing our sculpture.

 

After assembling the sculpture in our Dallas studio

IT IS FINISHED!

We transported the piece to Kerrville on a trailer.

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David is drilling the holes to attach the sculpture to the stone base.

David drilling into stone for bolt placement

We lifted the sculpture from the trailer to the base.  Now to decide how to position it

Finalizing the position of It is Finished

David makes the call on the final position.

David checking things out

This is how it looks from the entrance of the Coming King Foundation Sculpture Garden.

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To learn more about this phenomenal garden, please click here.

2014 North Texas Irish Festival

North Texas Irish Festival Booth

David and I participated in our 8th North Texas Irish Festival this year and it was amazing as usual. We want to thank everyone that came out to support us.  We debuted several of our new sterling silver chainmaille designs along with a few new crosses.

As usual, we saw several interesting people who all have very interesting stories.  We love the chance to meet new people and hear all about their lives. For us, the show is as much about selling our wares as it is getting to know people.

ntif storm trooper
Kilt-Wearing Storm Trooper

Thank you all for following us and enabling us to do what we do.

For more information on next year’s festival visit http://www.ntif.org/

Jeweled Steel by Broussard in Landscape Architecture magazine

To read the entire article, use the following link:

http://www.landscapeonline.com/research/article/13335

Three million dollars worth of monumental sculptures have been donated to The Coming King Foundation for display at a 23-acre Sculpture Prayer Garden on Interstate 10 in Kerrville, Texas.

David Broussard www.JeweledSteel.com and two other professional American sculptors, Beverly Paddleford www.HopeMonument.com of Lander, Wy., and Max Greiner Jr.www.MaxGreinerArt.com of Kerrville, Texas, will donate their work to the sculpture park.
Broussard molds carbon steel via blowtorch to construct contemporary sculptures; Paddleford and Greiner sculpt realistic originals from clay or wax, which are later cast into bronze. Together, the three artists are giving more than a dozen monumental sculptures to the garden. Two million dollars in donations have already been spent on the world-class garden park, however, two to three million dollars more are needed to complete the garden.

 

In December of 2008, construction on the garden was halted for 15 months when a lawsuit filed by neighbors sought to stop a $2 million, 70-ton Cor-tin steel cross 77’7” tall from being erected next to the Mesa Vista subdivision on a 1,930-ft. hill overlooking Interstate 10, the southernmost east–west, coast-to-coast highway. The lawsuit contended the lots were zoned for residential, not commercial use.
On March 1, 2010 Texas District Court Judge Keith Williams approved a settlement agreement that will allow the “Empty Cross” sculpture.

See www.TheComingKingFoundation.org for more info on the garden.  The photo is the “Empty Cross” by Max Greiner, Jr – www.maxgreinerart.com.  

Dallas Morning News Article

For the entire article, please go to the following link:

http://www.dallasnews.com/lifestyles/headlines/20101225-artist-helps-carbon-steel-show-its-true-colors.ece?ssimg=105551#ssStory95296

David Broussard has turned metal into a ministry.

About 10 years ago, the former musician and hairstylist began experimenting with welding and ended up creating something, well, glorious. Using a technique called flame painting, Broussard takes an ordinary, dull piece of carbon steel and transforms it into a cross that seems to glow from within.

“It looks like a burst of light,” says Broussard about one design, called Before the Foundations. “In the middle it’s almost like a portal, like a window back to the beginning of time, where God spoke and said, ‘Let there be light.’ ”

Broussard, who lives in Dallas, enjoys working with metal just as much as his first passion, music.

“It’s very fulfilling to be able to play with metal,” he says. “And to have people ooh and aah over it, that’s as fulfilling as being onstage and having people applaud. It’s actually even better because the song is over and it’s gone, but this is something they’ll have in their homes forever.”

Broussard, 58, began flame painting while he was working as a hairstylist. “The third thing I made was a cross, and I hung it in my hair salon,” he says. “It wasn’t there an hour. Somebody bought it. So I made another one and another one.” His former business partner told him that it was his answered prayer, the thing he had been looking for – a new gift.

“I didn’t even see it coming,” Broussard says. “She said, ‘The only way this will stop is if you stop.’ ”

Broussard cuts his designs into carbon steel using a plasma torch. Next, he puts the design in, using polishing tools. Then it’s time to apply the heat with a blowtorch.

When welding, the colors start off silver, then move to gold and then to amber and red. When it gets really hot it goes into a deep, purplish blue and then a bright silver blue. “Once it goes into the silver blue it’s over, it won’t do anything else,” he says. “If you don’t like what you get you have to sand it down and start over from scratch.”

Many of his finished pieces tend to look holographic. One of Broussard’s biggest clients, a businessman from South Africa, saw his pieces at a show in California and went in for a closer look. “He was standing up and trying to touch it, but it looked like it was off the wall,” says Broussard. “So he leaned over and lost his balance. He looked up and said, ‘I want it.’ Now he has about 70 or 80 pieces of my work.”

Other popular designs include the Passion Cross, which looks beaten and bruised, and the Spiral Cross, a three-dimensional design made from one piece of steel that looks like a continuous path.

“At the bottom of the highest cross, it’s slanted and it’s silver, like light,” says Broussard. “It’s our life walk. We all walk and we all have very colorful lives and everything, but the light comes on when we come to the foot of the cross.”

One of Broussard’s most personal designs is the Davidic Code, which he created as a counterpoint to The Da Vinci Code. “I said, ‘OK, Lord, I want to do a code.’ ” He said the idea just popped into his head to put Scripture, mainly the Lord’s Prayer, on the cross but take out all of the punctuation. “It is amazing how people are really drawn to that cross, especially children. They’ll stand there in my booth and read the word of God out loud.”

Broussard loves making crosses of all sizes for clients to hang in their homes or offices, but he has branched out into jewelry, mirrors and sculpture and even furniture. Every design has a meaning, a story. Even a signature element – waves along the edges of his work – relates back to the Bible.

“The waves represent frequency,” he says. “Everything in life is frequency. You’re listening to me through sound frequency. You see things in light frequency. The cross is the frequency of life.”New workspace

David Broussard is moving his Jeweled Steel workshop in January to the Dallas Design District, where he will have a workspace and showroom. Stay tuned for updates and see pieces for sale at www.jeweledsteel.com.