Post-Oil Texas

This mural illustrates East Texas after the discovery of the great crude oil stores underneath East Texas. The sleeping giants have awakened and are zealously leaping into the sky, representing the results of the utilization of this natural resource. Also shown are the 1936 developments in oil field equipment and the refining industry. While the manmade machines of 1936 may appear old-fashioned to contemporary eyes, to the people of the time they represented progress and the latest marvels created by man”s genius. Despite the passage of many years, the dynamic impact of this mural remains as fresh as it was when it was painted. The furious energy and the unleashed raw power of the arisen giants are unforgettable.