Sculpture Prayer Garden Inches
Closer to Completion
The Coming King Foundation, a nonprofit arts foundation, recently received a $125,000 grant from the Hal & Charlie Peterson Foundation, which will enable work to continue on its Sculpture Prayer Garden.
The 23-acre site — which is located north of Kerrville at 520 Benson Drive, near the entrance of Interstate 10 West — features seven monumental sculptures that point to God. The centerpiece is The Empty Cross, a 77-foot 7-inch Cor-ten steel contemporary cross sculpture created by artist Max Greiner, Jr., founder of The Coming King Foundation.
The $2 million reddish brown, 70-ton cross is at the summit at the same latitude as Israel, approximately halfway between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
Since the entrance first opened in July 2010, thousands of people have visited the site, even in its unfinished state, some from as far away as Finland and Nigeria, Greiner said.
“The grant is being used to finish as much of the 300-foot cross-shaped garden at the top of the mountain as possible,” Greiner said. “Currently, the engineering drawings are being completed by VEI in Fredericksburg, so we can put this new construction out for bid at the first of next month.”