Mr. Imagination applied bottle caps and buttons to his sculptures to give them color and texture. In this piece, he surrounded a self-portrait with wire protrusions, then threaded different colored buttons onto the wire. The twisting shapes evoke colorful snakes or dreadlocks, reflecting Mr. Imagination’s lively personality.
Button Cane with Self-Portrait
- mid 1990s
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr.
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- enamel paint on board
- Portrait male – Imagination, Mr. – head
- Portrait male – Imagination, Mr. – self-portrait
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