Lewis Barbecue

Sculpted 8′ wide longhorn steer head for Lewis Barbecue. Interiors by Betsy Berry of B. Berry Interiors. Photos by Leslie McKellar.

Problem: The client intially wanted a longhorn steer taxidermy bust, but was also interested in something larger than life and playful. They wanted a piece that featured their signature colors and was reminiscent of Texas, where their style of barbecue originated.

How we solved it: We sculpted a larger-than-life longhorn steer bust out of epoxy and painted his hide in a fun blue speckled pattern to fit the clean, modern, aesthetic of the rest of the space. The steer is an amusing conversation piece and acts as a tromp l’oeil, as many patrons have to look twice before they realize it’s a sculpture.