Brazos Flower

This statue was the first public art in Brazos County. The oak and steel abstract sculpture is 19 feet high by 19 feet wide with 27 petals and weighs about 10,000 lb.  The 6-foot petals were carved by hand and a flat-bed truck had to bring the partially assembled statue to the site.  Surls’ work is purchased and exhibited in museums across the country.

Sculptor: James Surls
Installation:  1986

Location: by the main entrance to the Brazos Center, 3232 Briarcrest Dr. Bryan, TX 77802.