“And He Was Sad” (Eeyore) is located at the Georgetown Public Library outside the 9th Street entrance.
Artist: Bob Coffee
Dimensions: 3’H x 2’8”W x 2’8″D
Materials: Silicon Bronze with Ridin Green Patina
“And He was Sad” is a bronze of the sad donkey “Eeyore” from the “Winnie the Poo” stories. A copy of this bronze is in Austin’s Eastwoods Park – the original home of Austin’s popular “Eeyore’s Birthday Party”.
Architect/ sculptor, Bob Coffee, also ranches in the Texas Hill Country. He sculpts themes he knows well – western, wildlife, sports and whimsical subjects.
His award-winning work has shown from coast to coast and in Mexico and is in the collections of 3 Texas Governors, 2 US Congressmen, Heisman Tophy winner Earl Campbell; the past President of Afghanistan and the Aga Kahn.
Large pieces include “Marjan” – a lion statue at the Kabul Zoo, Afganistan; The ranger and horse at Austin’s Texas Sheriff’s Memorial; the Dallas Crippled Childrens Center’s courtyard statue of “Billy Goats’Gruff”; Austin’s park statue of Eeyore; “Waterin’ the Work Mules” – a statue on the square in Georgetown, TX, and in a Dallas park; an All American football player’s statue at Colorado School of Mines: a falcon statue in Big Bend National Park; and a statue in the North Carolina Zoo.
His work has taken 1st place in the annual shows of both the Texas Society of Sculptors and the Texas Sculpture Association. He was 3 years president of the Texas Society of Sculptors.
In 2008 Coffee placed a life-size peregrine falcon statue in Big Bend National Park; enjoyed 5 one and two artist shows; won the national competition for a courthouse square statue in Georgetown, Texas; took prizes in 3 juried exhibits; and his equestrian statue, “Golden Victory” was given by Texas Governor Rick Perry to the Aga Kahn.
This piece is on loan to the City of Georgetown from the artist with support from the Georgetown Arts & Culture Board, and will be on exhibit through November 2021. To view this piece on the online Sculpture Tour map, please click here.