Like many folk artists, Irving Dominick applied his vocational skills to imaginative projects. This sculpture is the best surviving example of the whimsy and care Dominick, a roofer and sheet-metal worker, used to make tin representations of his ten-year-old granddaughter. She is complete with loosely crimped hair, a sunny expression, and circle skirt to match her soldered shoes.
Exhibition Label, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2006
- 59 x 35 1⁄4 x 14 3⁄4 in. (149.9 x 89.5 x 37.3 cm.)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr.
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- cut, bent, soldered, and riveted galvanized iron
- Portrait female – unidentified – Marla
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