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American She-Wolf, 1991

James Mellick

1991    Size   H: 48 in  W: 40 in  D: 30 in  

In a public collection - Lion and Lamb Peace Arts Center, Bluffton University

Cherry, Oak, alabaster, soapstone and copper trim. Exhibited at SOFA Chicago in 1996 and featured in Woodshop News. This work draws from antiquity of the Etruscans and the story of Remus and Romulus. This work is about children at risk in America today as life becomes devalued. The male and female infants are carved in soapstone and alabaster respectively. The black eye of the wolf is on the side of the white child and the white eye is on the side of the black child.


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