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Anybody's Journey

1990 Robin Kranitzky Born: Richmond, Virginia 1956 Kim Overstreet Born: Christiansburg, Virginia 1955 constructed, cut, carved, and glued balsa wood, silver, Micarta, copper, acrylic, polymer clay, glass beads, postcard fragments, and found objects 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 x 7/8 in. (8.3 x 8.3 x 2.3 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Helen Williams Drutt English in honor of the birth of Allen Hubbard Hurdle, November 1, 1991, son of Robin Kranitzky and Allen Hurdle 1991.198 Not currently on view


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Robin Kranitzky and Kim Overstreet's brooch Anybody's Journey is made to look like a theatrical stage. The curtains are pulled back dramatically, offering a glimpse into the scene where spindle-legged crows pull a carriage in a landscape that hovers above a woman's superimposed face. The nightmarish fairy-tale imagery may represent a voyage through the darkest corners of the mind.

Keywords

Animal - bird

Architecture - vehicle - automobile

Figure female - head

Landscape - imaginary

State of being - phenomenon - surreal

Travel - land - automobile

decorative arts - jewelry

Crafts - Mixed Media

metal

paint

plastic

wood

About Robin Kranitzky

Born: Richmond, Virginia 1956

About Kim Overstreet

Born: Christiansburg, Virginia 1955