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Prehistoric Totem

early 1980s Q. J. Stephenson Born: Garysburg, North Carolina 1920 Died: Garysburg, North Carolina 1997 painted concrete, varnished cypress knees, glass beads, shells, stones, teeth metal, plastic flowers, poison ivy vine, driftwood, feathers, glass, pine cone scales, plastic teeth, enamel pin, and claws 54 x 18 1/4 x 16 1/4 in. (137.2 x 46.4 x 41.3 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr. and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson 1986.65.267 Not currently on view


Keywords

Animal - bird

Fantasy - monster

Figure - head

Object - art object - totem pole

sculpture - assemblage

folk art

animal parts - shell

concrete

readymade - beads

wood - cypress

About Q. J. Stephenson

Born: Garysburg, North Carolina 1920 Died: Garysburg, North Carolina 1997