Miley Tucker-Frost

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Miley Tucker-Frost is a nationally recognized monumental sculptor living in the United States. She works in bronze, steel, cast stone, and other media and creates original sculpture by private, corporate, and institutional commission.

Tucker-Frost is represented in the following major collections: The White House Oval Office (two terms, Reagan Administration), the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, The Smithsonian American History Museum, and The University of Texas at Austin.

Her work has also been commissioned by the United States Department of the Treasury, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U. S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing—Western Facility, the U.S. Navy League; by institutions such as Trammell Crow Company, Rosewood Corporation, Lincoln Property Company, Pilgrim's Pride, Hyatt Hotels, Brown University, University of Texas, Southern Methodist University,[1] and by many individuals for private collections. In addition, she is also the artist for the reverse side of the U.S. Treasury's American Gold Eagle coin.[2][3][4][5]

Tucker-Frost has created public monuments such as the "Peace Through Strength Globe" for the entrance of the U.S. Marshals' Headquarters, Army-Navy Drive, Crystal City, VA; the A-A Ranch, Encampment, WY; the "Founding Families Tribute" at the Crescent, Dallas, Texas; and the "Seal of the President" in stainless steel for the San Jacinto Tower, Dallas, Texas.

In her work, Miley Tucker-Frost continues to focus on patriotic, classical, and religious themes. She portrays traditional American values in historic as well as futuristic artistic statements. Primarily a self-taught artist, Tucker-Frost produced her art from 1977 until 1996 in Dallas, when she moved to the Washington, D.C., area to continue her work there. Her original models are most often sculpted in her studio to actual scale in clay or wax and then cast in metal by the foundry lost wax method. She also has developed molds for casting through the digital enlargement of a maquette (by computer-aided manufacture).

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  1. ^ "Mustangs Thunder to Campus," http://smu.edu/smunews/mustangs/MileyFrost.asp
  2. ^ Beth Deisher, "Eagle Family still nesting," Coin Values 4, October 2006: 32–38
  3. ^ Annual Report of the Director of the Mint, U.S. Department of the Treasury, FY1986, USGPO
  4. ^ Senate Bill S.1752,U.S. Congress, 90th Congress, 1st Sess., September 30, 1985
  5. ^ Dom Yanchunas, "Bullion Backlog," COINage 44, December 2008: 14–19