Pregnant Woman

  • Steve Ashby, Pregnant Woman, ca. late 1960s, wood, cotton, nylon, iron, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr. and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson, 1986.65.231

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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.

Title
Pregnant Woman
Artists
Date
ca. late 1960s
On View
Dimensions
25 3/4 x 13 1/4 x 8 in. (65.4 x 33.5 x 20.3 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

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

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • State of being – other – pregnant
  • Figure female – full length
Object Number
1986.65.231
Palette
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