It’s big, it’s bronze, and it’s beautiful.
The Texas town of El Paso, a bustling city with a colorful history, is now home to the world’s largest equestrian bronze figure.
The massive statue, which stands nearly 12m tall, is made up of 400 pieces. It consumed nearly 10 tons of bronze and requires more than 4.5 tons of supporting steel.
The art work, called The Equestrian, portrays Mexican conquistador Don Juan de Onate riding a rearing Andalusian stallion.
It has been installed at El Paso‘s international airport.The sculpture is the work of artist John Houser. Houser has been working on the project for nearly 10 years.
Houser traveled to Spain as part of the commission, to gather historical information that would help in creation of this magnificent work.