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[Mesquite Rodeo Bull Rider]

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Deacon Eddie Moore
wood, metal, rope, leather, paint, varnish, acrylic (synthetic hair)
c. 1980
The sculpture is a model of a bull rider.
The bull consists of 8 pieces of wood: 1 neck, 4 leg parts,
2 torso, and 1crotch area. The bull is secured by
2 wooden pegs.
The rider is mounted on the bull by 2 nails and consists of
7 pieces of wood: 2 legs, 1 hand, 1 torso, 1 neck, and 2 arms
Wooden male figure riding a rearing bull with cowbell and reins.
Deacon Eddie Moore was born and raised in Texas. He worked as a policeman and clergyman for the majority of his adult life. At the age of 35 he began his art career, making sculptures and wooden dioramas. Usually giving most of his creations away to friends and family it was not until he met the Rev. John J.L. Hunter (notable folk artist) at a church affair that his career shifted. Rev. Hunter put Deacon Moore in contact with folk art collectors and other art business professionals. In return Moore built Hunter a studio for his gesture. Two-dimensional newspaper photographs inspire Deacon Eddie Moore's sculptures and dioramas. With only knives and chisels he is able to recreate flat images into life-like works of art. Moore's work has been featured at the White House and the African American Museum in Dallas.
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