Bernalillo County Seal, Fiberglass

Bernalillo County Seal, Fiberglass

There are four Bernalillo County Seals in the series.  The first two are cast silicon bronze, and the last two are painted aircraft fiberglass.  The slideshow below is about “Bernalillo County Seal 4”, the last in the series, completed in 2013.  A description of the ideas and design process written by the artist follows the slide show.

Bernalillo County Seal 3 and 4 were fabricated to be as light weight as possible (50 lbs.) in order to hang on the interior walls of Bernalillo County offices .

The Bernalillo County (New Mexico)
6-foot Seal:

The History of Its Design and Creation

by Doug Czor, Artist and Sculptor, July, 2013

In March of 1999, I received the commission to create two, 6-foot-in-diameter, cast bronze, Bernalillo County seal.  I realized that the large size of the various design elements would allow me to create a considerably detailed bas relief.  It would later prove to be my opportunity to create a great work of art.  During the initial research phase of the project, it appeared to me that the reason the originators of our County chose certain design elements was lost in history.  Therefore, I contacted several local historians from the “East Mountain Historical Society”, as well as continued researching in the downtown library.  In order to create a more authentic emblem, I wanted to learn what the original designers had in mind; which mountains were symbolized for the seal design; what type of sheep did they choose, and why? …

Read the FULL ARTICLE about the History of the Design & Creation of the Seal.