Portrait Head Paintbrush Tree

  • Mr. Imagination (Gregory Warmack), Portrait Head Paintbrush Tree, 1991, mixed media: bottlecaps, paintbrushes, and paint on wood, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum Purchase, 1992.10

Mr. Imagination created sculptures from discarded bottle caps, paintbrushes, pieces of wood, and industrial sandstone. The regal heads in many of his sculptures were inspired by a vision the artist had in which he looked in the mirror and had a flash of myself in a regal outfit with a crown or some type of headdress on.” His sculptures often resemble trees or totems, and in this piece, bottle caps blanket a tower of wood, topped with a cluster of paintbrush heads.

Title
Portrait Head Paintbrush Tree
Artist
Date
1991
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
65 1822 3418 34 in. (165.457.847.6 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum Purchase

Mediums
Mediums Description
mixed media: bottlecaps, paintbrushes, and paint on wood
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait group
  • Figure – head
  • Object – foliage
Object Number
1992.10
Palette
Linked Open Data
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