Clarence Woolsey, Grace Woolsey, Untitled (Caparena figure), ca. 1961 - 1972, bottle caps, wood, and wire, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Orren and Marilyn Bradley and Kohler Foundation, Inc., 2015.58.27
Clarence and Grace Woolsey started their yard environment of bottlecap sculptures in the winter of 1961. Over the next decade, they made figures that looked like bears, rabbits, characters from nursery rhymes and children's tales, curious aliens, and structures and objects like churches, windmills, and bicycles. In the mid-1970s, they began charging curiosity-seekers to view "the World's Largest Pioneer Caparena." The site was dismantled in 1972.
Untitled (Caparena figure)
- ca. 1961 - 1972
34 × 19 × 12 1/2 in. (86.4 × 48.3 × 31.8 cm)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Orren and Marilyn Bradley and Kohler Foundation, Inc.
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- bottle caps, wood, and wire
- Animal – bear
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