Saturday, December 15, 2012

Bessie Harvey figurines

Bessie Harvey (d. 1994) was a self-taught artist from Alcoa, Tenn., who usually worked with found wood. These sculptures are different in that they are clay. The year after her death, Harvey's work was included in the Whitney Biennial, and the Whitney Museum of American Art purchased one of her pieces. At her best Harvey is scary. Note the snake around the neck of the brown figure.

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