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Pregnant Woman

ca. late 1960s Steve Ashby Born: Delaplane, Virginia 1904 Died: Delaplane, Virginia 1980 painted and carved wood with cloth 25 3/4 x 13 1/4 x 8 in. (65.4 x 33.5 x 20.3 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr. and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson 1986.65.231 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 27A


Luce Center Label

Steve Ashby created this sculpture a few years after his wife died. The woman’s frenzied expression and wild hair suggest that he associated pregnancy with anger and fear, and may relate to the fact that he and his wife did not have any children of their own.

Keywords

Figure female - full length

State of being - other - pregnant

sculpture

folk art

fabric - cotton

fabric - nylon

metal - iron

wood

About Steve Ashby

Born: Delaplane, Virginia 1904 Died: Delaplane, Virginia 1980

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