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Grandma

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Artist:
Smith, Charles, 1940-
Medium:
concrete wire mixed media
National Origin:
American
Type:
sculpture
Date:
1999
Description:
This found object sculpture that is covered in a layer of painted mortar depicts a two-faced woman standing with both arms raised. She is only wearing a colorful yarn skirt and has sunglasses fixated to both of her faces. In her left hand there is a light bulb that is actually functional, an electrical cord extends from the back of the platform. Written in the artist's own words Smith describes this work as a "part of [his] Sankofa series which instruct the wisdom of female structure in God, self, family, community, and society. Sankofa's proverb is "you can't go forward until you look back."
Cite As:
The Kohler Foundation Collection, Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution, gift of the Kohler Foundation.
Accession Number:
2004.0011.0001
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