Woman’s Head with Pink Bow

Copied Shields Landon ("S.L.") Jones, Woman's Head with Pink Bow, ca. 1979, carved and painted wood with ribbon, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Chuck and Jan Rosenak and museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment, 1997.124.68

Artwork Details

Title
Woman’s Head with Pink Bow
Date
ca. 1979
Dimensions
15 1410 129 12 in. (38.726.724.1 cm.)
Credit Line
Gift of Chuck and Jan Rosenak and museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment
Mediums Description
carved and painted wood with ribbon
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure female — bust
Object Number
1997.124.68

Artwork Description

S. L. Jones created large figures and heads based on the people who lived and worked around him in Pine Hill, West Virginia. The portraits have very similar features, and in these pieces the bow and the pipe are the only way to tell that one is male and the other female. He used pieces of yellow poplar, maple, and black walnut to carve his sculptures and highlighted their features with paint and pencil.