Southern Methodist University

6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205

Beginning in 1989, Medellín began donating his personal archive—consisting of newspaper clippings, correspondence, documents, photographs, and works of art—to the Bywaters Special Collections at Southern Methodist University. These materials form the Octavio Medellin Art Work and Papers collection, the largest repository of information on the artist’s life and career. Among the most fascinating items are hundreds of images of the artist at work, documenting his process as he carved portable wood and stone sculptures, as well as constructed many of his large-scale public art commissions in Dallas and other parts of Texas. These images and other digitized material from the collection are available online: