Lubbock sculptor captures history through art - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Lubbock sculptor captures history through art

Eddie Dixon Eddie Dixon
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Lubbock sculptor Eddie Dixon has helped capture some of the most influential moments in our country's history. His most recent project, a larger than life statue of Colin Powell, will be on display at West Point.

The statue not only represents a person, but a time in history and one man's dream.

"He started doing things when it was just a dream. He never thought he could accomplish that much," Dixon said. "He loved the military, he went into the military and he excelled so that look who he became. He became the chairman of the joint chiefs. That's a heck of an accomplishment."

Dixon's work can be seen overseas, in nearly all 50 states and right here in Lubbock.

He has used his talent to capture a journey through some of the most brutal times in history and create extraordinary pieces of art.

"I marched in the freedom march in Mississippi in Alabama. We marched in Jackson and then we went to Salma. And that was the nightmare.” Dixon said. "It is history. And it's what has made us what we are."

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