International sculptor completes largest project to date

Jesús Moroles (Photo by Don Netzer)Internationally renowned sculptor Jesús Moroles ('78) has just finished his biggest project in Shanghai — a plaza with a 50-foot and 9-foot diameter granite column and granite river, landscape and benches.

In September, UNT's College of Visual Arts and Design hosted a reception and signing for his book, Moroles - Granite Sculpture, which features 200 of his 3,000 sculptures. He has been working in China for 16 years and sculpted a piece for the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Moroles, who received the 2008 National Medal of Arts, says that when he looks at the book, he sees what else needs to be done.

"I think there's a lot of work to do," he says. "I keep seeing a video that says one lifetime isn't enough. I've been lucky to have many chances to get it right. My best work is yet to come."






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