Faux Bois Concrete Sculptures

The Craft of Faux Bois

Carlos Cortes is a third generation "faux bois" concrete artisan carrying on a family tradition that has its Texas roots in San Antonio, circa 1924. Carlos' great-uncle Dionisio Rodriguez brought this European form of sculpting to the U.S. from Mexico City and taught it to Carlos' father, Maximo Cortes. Carlos designs and builds unique "faux bois" concrete sculptures that fit the smaller garden setting or larger public art installations for the urban landscape.