Preston Hollow may not be known for its art scene. But if you pay attention, you’ll notice all kinds of original sculptures nestled in the corners of shopping centers or boldly displayed in front of schools and fire stations. Some pieces were commissioned by Dallas sculptors, and some were created by neighborhood residents. Some cost thousands of dollars while others were made from scraps and donated materials.

This post is the first in a series spotlighting these sculptures.

The Winston School at Royal and the Dallas North Tollway has a collection of three sculptures at the front of campus: a crane, a shark’s head and a tower of discs. Art teacher David Duncan, who retired this year, had assigned the pieces to a few of his students. Brett Ziblich, a 2005 Winston graduate, created the crane from donated car bumpers about 10 years ago, Duncan says. This year, the crane was joined by two more student-made sculptures: freshman Dawson Dinsmore’s shark’s head, made from old farming equipment, and freshman Brad Taft’s tower, made from old saw blades. All materials for the sculptures were donated by parents and community members.

A crane sculpture by Winston School graduate Brett Zibilich (photo by Amber Plumley)

A tower of discs by Winston freshman Brad Taft (photo by Amber Plumley)

Shark’s head by Dawson Dinsmore (photo by Amber Plumley)

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