Face to Face is the current art exhibit at the South Carolina State Museum. All artists are associated with SC. These unique pieces express many different human connections.
Below is MLK/RFK/JFK By Dan Robert Miller in 1975. Carved from a single black gum tree are 3 iconic figures of the Civil Rights movement who were assassinated.
Odhin (a magician amongst gods as well as the god of poets) is a wood carving, painting by L.C. Carson in 1975.
Panethnikon is by Jack Levine 1978. It is political satire of world leaders in a smoky, poker playing environment.
Certain portraits catch my eye like this below by an unknown artist circa 1849. These are the daughters of prominent silver smith of South Carolina. The oldest daughter died at age 3 shown with her younger sister at an older age. Beautiful and filled with symbolism like the missing shoe.
This piece is particularly interesting to me. I always found it ironic that the bible belt states seem to love their violent guns more than other states. Maybe I'm wrong.
Virgin Mary Gun Altar is by Peter Lenzo in 1993. Here the artist contrasts "feminine" Mary with the "masculine" association American's have with guns. Close up, this is filled with images of the Virgin Mary and guns.
These sculptures are by Roy Paschal in 2012. Why these are interesting is the skulls of these 2 soldiers were discovered by a private developer in 1987. They were part of the 55th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. The artist created casts of these 2 skulls to come up with these busts. A beautiful tribute!
Have a marvelous day/evening (wherever you are on the clock)! ~Val