"Friends of Liberty" A Buffalo Soldier Memorial - CODAworx

“Friends of Liberty” A Buffalo Soldier Memorial

Client: ART Design Group

Location: Lakeland, FL, United States

Completion date: 2022

Project Team

Becky Ault

Art Design Group

Ben Blaney

ART Research Enterprises, Inc


A Buffalo Soldier Memorial commemorating the history of the calvaries stationed in Lakeland during the Spanish American War prior to their deployment to Cuba. Hot cast bronze sculpture with patina, polychrome and gold leaf details stands 7′ tall by 4′ wide x4′ deep


Represent the history of the Buffalo Soldiers in Lakeland FL and their involvement in the Spanish American War, deployed to Cuba.


Artist Becky Ault designed and sculpted traditional clay sculpture. Once the sculpting was completed she collaborated with ART Research Enterprises, Inc. to take the clay from Mold to Bronze Casting with a hot chemical patina and polychrome finish, with 24 carat gold leaf accents. She also collaborated with Platform Art who commissioned the work, local historians, and school children from Lakeland FL schools.