|MICHAEL BOYETT BRONZES
"Nacogdoches ~ the Oldest Town in Texas"
Where the Dream of Texas was Born
“1821, Texas was a vast unsettled province in northern Mexico. The Mexican government
encouraged colonization with the Constitution of 1824 and its promise of free land, no taxes and
unlimited opportunities. In the years that followed, 25,000 Americans poured into this broad and
fertile land west of the Sabine and east of the Colorado. For them, the
“Dream of Texas was Born.”
(Taken from the introduction of “The Alamo” Soundtrack)
Nacogdoches is not only known as “the Oldest Town in Texas,” but also as the “Gateway.” As
the early pioneers forged westward, this town was their last contact with civilization. It was literally
the gateway to Texas and to the vast unsettled Southwest beyond.
This monument pays tribute not only to the city of Nacogdoches, but to the courageous and
adventurous spirits of the first families that helped to establish and settle the great state of Texas.
“The Gateway” is located on the town square of Nacogdoches, TX on Hwy 21, also known as
“El Camino Real” or “The King’s Highway.”
Bronze Sculpture ~ Oil Paintings
Originals ~ Limited Editions
|"Classics of Tomorrow . . . Today"
Sculptor and Painter
of American Heritage Fine Art
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The city of Denton, TX, has commissioned Mr. Boyett to create
this life size bronze monument to be installed at the Denton
Municipal Airport. Because of the important role that the airport
played during World War II, this sculpture will depict the patriotic
spirit of the pilots who trained at what was then, Denton Field.
As the vintage pilot grips the propeller, a symbol of flight, he
confidently gazes into the heavens, reflecting a spirit of victory
and hope for the future, the future of our country as well as that
of this important airport.
Bronze Dedication Ceremony - June 27, 2013
|Close Up of Clay Original Model
|"Mayor Charles England"
Retiring Mayor of Grand Prairie, TX
Life Size Clay Original
Scheduled Bronze Dedication - Fall 2013