State of the Parks Report
In 2004 a State of the Parks Report was prepared for Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site by the National Parks Conservation Association. The State of the Parks Program was launched by the NPCA in 1999. The goals of the program are to find the best way to assess the health of natural and cultural resources and to produce reports to communicate the findings to the public and congress.
Did You Know?
Bas-relief is the most difficult form of sculpture. The detail is achieved by the way that light strikes the relief’s shallow surface, creating shadows that give an illusion of depth. Some of Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ portrait reliefs are only 1/8th of an inch deep.