Weekly Photo / March 12, 2010

After finishing an assignment downtown yesterday, I decided to drive along Austin’s Congress Avenue in search of a photo.  The evening light was casting a warm glow on the Texas Capitol Dome. The statue which frames this view of the capitol,  honors the American Cowboy. It was made by Constance Whitney Warren, a New York artist, during a residency in Paris. Governor Pat Neff and the Texas Legislature dedicated the statue in 1925.  How interesting.  A female artist from New York, while living in Paris, created this tribute to the “rough and romantic riders of the range”.  So much for stereotypes.

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