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The State Fair Of Texas Displays A Toast To 'Butter Sculpture'

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A local artist is giving a new meaning to the phrase "Smooth Like Butter".

Ken Robison, who is known for sculptures and signage art in Dallas was commissioned by the State Fair of Texas to sculpt a replica of last year's Grand Champion Steer RFD, and he's doing it out of butter.

"I've never done it. I don't know anybody that has done it," said Robison.

For the past four weeks he spends two hours at a time in a large freezer set to 30° degrees sculpting his work.

The hardest part about the task, according to the artist is working with butter that won't stay firm.

"It's difficult to work the butter. Once you are able to work the butter it is melting," he said.

The entire project will not only have the RFD butter replica but also several penguins, which are Robison's own addition.

Robison said the challenge of using 1,000 pounds of butter to make his sculpture hasn't only made him a better sculptor but has made him a much 'butter' man."

The State of Fair of Texas will display the sculpture throughout the length of the fair at the Creative Arts Building.

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