House

  • Russell Gillespie, House, ca. 1972, wood with leather and string, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr. and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson, 1986.65.249

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Russell Gillespie creates small wooden buildings inspired by the log cabin where he was born. The gnarled trees surrounding House are old tree roots that Gillespie found around his home in the mountains of North Carolina. He often includes figures and animals in his sculptures, and in this piece you can see a child playing on a rope swing.

Title
House
Artist
Date
ca. 1972
On View
Dimensions
18 1/4 x 19 1/4 x 8 5/8 in. (46.2 x 48.9 x 21.8 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr. and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson

Mediums
Mediums Description
wood with leather and string
Classifications
Keywords
  • Recreation – sport and play – swinging
  • Figure group
  • Architecture Exterior – domestic – house
Object Number
1986.65.249
Palette
Emoji
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI

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